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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1773America‘s first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia
- 1822Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
- 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.
- 1944World War II: The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
- 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.
- 1967Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile because of North Vietnam’s opposition
- 1970Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
- 1983Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1865Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
- 1906John Murray, American playwright (d.1984)
- 1913Alice Chetwynd Ley, British romance writer (d. 2004)
- 1945Dusty Rhodes, American professional wrestler
- 1948Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)
- 1970Charlie Ward, American pro basketball player
- 1977Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer
- 1977Jessica Barker, Canadian actress
- 1986Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer
- 1990Henri Lansbury, English footballer
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