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Saturday October 12, 2019

October 12: Day of the Week

October 12, 2019 is the 285th day of the year 2019 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.

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October 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 539 BC
    The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
  • 1279
    Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1793
    The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina
  • 1822
    Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
  • 1928
    An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • 1933
    The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice
  • 1945
    World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
  • 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
  • 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?

  • 1815
    William J. Hardee, American Confederate general (d. 1873)
  • 1920
    Christy Ring, Irish hurler (d. 1979)
  • 1950
    Caroline Ellis, English actress
  • 1955
    Jane Siberry, Canadian musician
  • 1963
    Raimond Aumann, German footballer
  • 1966
    Wim Jonk, Dutch football player
  • 1968
    Adam Rich, American actor
  • 1974
    Marie Wilson, Canadian actress
  • 1985
    Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer

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