What happened this day in history October 12

What are the important events that happened on October 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 12 is the 285th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 29, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,233,280 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontapentagon’ day.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 112 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,217 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Famous Birthday Ninja Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the October 12 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)

October 12 Historical Events

  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached India
  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1822
    Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese ships retreat after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
  • 1960
    Inejiro Asanuma, Chair of the Japanese Socialist Party, is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The cameras were rolling at the time, so the moment was caught on film.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
  • 1983
    Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
  • 1988
    Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
  • 1997
    Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
  • 1999
    The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1855
    Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
  • 1891
    Edith Stein, Carmelite Catholic nun (d. 1942)
  • 1906
    John Murray, American playwright (d.1984)
  • 1949
    Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
  • 1954
    Linval Thompson, Jamaican musician and record producer
  • 1957
    Kristen Bjorn, British film director
  • 1959
    Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 1970
    Kirk Cameron, American actor
  • 1971
    Tony Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Sam Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player

Who died on October 12?

  • 1491
    Fritz Herlen, German artist (b.c. 1449)
  • 1915
    Edith Cavell, English nurse (b. 1865)
  • 1985
    Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (b. 1953)
  • 1998
    Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 2001
    Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, British politician (b. 1907)
  • 2003
    Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Noel Coleman, British Actor (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 2011
    Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)

MyFirstName.Rocks What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there hidden powers in your moniker? Check out Kristi’s personality and get smart about names today. (Sponsored links)