October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2020 is the 286th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1216King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
- 1279Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
- 1810First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
- 1892The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.
- 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
- 1968Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
- 1979The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.
- 1988Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
- 1991Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by republic’s Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll.
- 1999Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1892Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (d. 1975)
- 1904Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)
- 1906John Murray, American playwright (d.1984)
- 1908Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
- 1924Doris Grau, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1949Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
- 1955Aggie MacKenzie, Scottish television presenter
- 1963Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer
- 1978Marko Jaric, Serbian basketball player
- 1981Sneha, Indian actress
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