October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2023 is the 285th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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
- 1773America‘s first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia
- 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
- 1917World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
- 1918A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
- 1942World War II: Japanese ships retreat after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
- 1959At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
- 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.
- 1999The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia
Who were born on October 12?
- 1860Elmer Sperry, American inventor (d. 1930)
- 1891Edith Stein, Carmelite Catholic nun (d. 1942)
- 1917Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (d. 2004)
- 1938Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
- 1949Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
- 1971Steve Johnston, Australian speedway rider
- 1976Sarah Lane, American television personality
- 1977Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer
- 1978Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
- 1992Taylor Horn, American singer
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