October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2023 was the 285th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
October 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1692The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
- 1773America‘s first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia
- 1823Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
- 1901President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
- 1959At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
- 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
- 1962Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
- 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
- 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.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1860Elmer Sperry, American inventor (d. 1930)
- 1908Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
- 1929Robert Coles, American psychologist and author
- 1937Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (d. 1969)
- 1938Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
- 1942Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
- 1950Dave Freudenthal, American politician and 31st Governor of Wyoming
- 1960Carlo Perrone, Italian football manager and player
- 1962Deborah Foreman, American actress
- 1986Tyler Blackburn, American actor and singer
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