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Thursday October 12, 2023

October 12: Day of the Week

October 12, 2023 was the 285th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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

October 2023

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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)

  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1773
    America‘s first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia
  • 1823
    Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
  • 1901
    President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
  • 1959
    At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1988
    Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
  • 1991
    Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by republic’s Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll.

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1860
    Elmer Sperry, American inventor (d. 1930)
  • 1908
    Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
  • 1929
    Robert Coles, American psychologist and author
  • 1937
    Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1938
    Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
  • 1942
    Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
  • 1950
    Dave Freudenthal, American politician and 31st Governor of Wyoming
  • 1960
    Carlo Perrone, Italian football manager and player
  • 1962
    Deborah Foreman, American actress
  • 1986
    Tyler Blackburn, American actor and singer

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