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)
- 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
- 1822Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
- 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 Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
- 1960Cold 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
- 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.
- 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
- 1970Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
- 1999The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
- 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?
- 1490Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer (d. 1548)
- 1798Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
- 1855Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
- 1893Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
- 1950Robin Askwith, English actor
- 1963Luis Polonia, Dominican baseball player
- 1963Raimond Aumann, German footballer
- 1965Jean-Jacques Daigneault, Canadian hockey player
- 1979Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician
- 1986Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer
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