October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2019 is the 285th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1279Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
- 1492Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached India
- 1692The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
- 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
- 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 Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
- 1953“The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York
- 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.
- 1999Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
- 2000The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
- 2002Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1725Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)
- 1906John Murray, American playwright (d.1984)
- 1942Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
- 1953Les Dennis, British comedian and presenter
- 1967Paul Laine Canadian singer/composer
- 1969Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer
- 1977Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
- 1981Shola Ameobi, English footballer
- 1985Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1990Henri Lansbury, English footballer
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