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Tuesday October 12, 2021

October 12: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.

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October 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1792
    First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
  • 1822
    Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
  • 1871
    Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
  • 1960
    Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonial policy being conducted in Eastern Europe
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
  • 1999
    The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
  • 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?

  • 1490
    Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer (d. 1548)
  • 1798
    Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
  • 1855
    Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
  • 1893
    Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
  • 1950
    Robin Askwith, English actor
  • 1963
    Luis Polonia, Dominican baseball player
  • 1963
    Raimond Aumann, German footballer
  • 1965
    Jean-Jacques Daigneault, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979
    Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician
  • 1986
    Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer

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