October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2018 was the 285th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1810First 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.
- 1901President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
- 1933The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice
- 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.
- 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
- 1968Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
- 1970Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
- 1984Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
- 1994NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere).
Who were born on October 12?
- 1866Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)
- 1929Nappy Brown, American R&B singer (d. 2008)
- 1942Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter (Black Panther Party) (d. 1969)
- 1947George Lam, Hong Kong singer
- 1948Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)
- 1949Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
- 1958Bryn Merrick, British musician, (The Damned)
- 1966Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
- 1978Marko Jaric, Serbian basketball player
- 2001Raymond Ochoa, American actor
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