October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2020 is the 286th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1792First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
- 1871Criminal 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 Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
- 1901President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
- 1960Inejiro 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.
- 1970Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
- 1986Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
- 1991Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by republic’s Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll.
- 1999The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
- 1999The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia
- 2000The 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?
- 1798Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
- 1887Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
- 1908Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
- 1930Denis Brodeur, French-Canadian hockey photographer
- 1932Ned Jarrett, American race car driver
- 1942Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress and singer
- 1951Ed Royce, American politician
- 1954Linval Thompson, Jamaican musician and record producer
- 1962Chris Botti, American jazz musician
- 1979Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
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