Saturday October 12, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 12: Day of the Week

October 12, 2024 is the 286th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

October 12 Historical Event(s)

539 BC
The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
1901
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
1915
World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
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.
1962
Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
1967
Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile because of North Vietnam’s opposition
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.
2000
The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

Who were born on October 12?

1887
Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
1904
Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
1923
Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
1942
Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress and singer
1944
Angela Rippon, British television personality
1950
Robin Askwith, English actor
1956
David Vanian, British singer, (The Damned)
1958
Steve Austria, American politician
1969
Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer
1974
Stephen Lee, English snooker player

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