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.
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)
- 539 BCThe army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
- 1216King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
- 1654The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
- 1915World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
- 1928An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston
- 1944World War II: The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
- 1964The 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
- 1968Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
- 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.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1801Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss statesman (d. 1873)
- 1934Richard Meier, American architect
- 1942Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter (Black Panther Party) (d. 1969)
- 1942Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress and singer
- 1955Aggie MacKenzie, Scottish television presenter
- 1966Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor
- 1975Ahmad, American rapper
- 1978Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
- 1979Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
- 1983Alex Brosque, Australian soccer player
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