October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2022 is the 285th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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
- 1692The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
- 1792First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
- 1793The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina
- 1823Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
- 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
- 1988Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap.
- 1988Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1712William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)
- 1887Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
- 1908Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
- 1919Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)
- 1921Art Clokey, American animator (Gumby) (d. 2010)
- 1941Michael Mansfield, English barrister
- 1953Serge Lepeltier, French politician
- 1955Brigitte Lahaie, French talk show host and actress
- 1960Hiroyuki Sanada, Japanese actor
- 1970Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
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