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Saturday October 12, 2019

October 12: Day of the Week

October 12, 2019 was the 285th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1792
    First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
  • 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
  • 1810
    First 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
  • 1918
    A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
  • 1953
    “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York
  • 1986
    Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
  • 1988
    Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap.
  • 2002
    Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1558
    Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)
  • 1920
    Christopher Soames, Baron Soames, British politician (d. 1987)
  • 1932
    Ned Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1935
    Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    George Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1953
    Les Dennis, British comedian and presenter
  • 1955
    Brigitte Lahaie, French talk show host and actress
  • 1965
    Jean-Jacques Daigneault, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979
    Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
  • 1983
    Alex Brosque, Australian soccer player

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