October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2020 is the 286th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1692The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
- 1823Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
- 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 Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
- 1945World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
- 1953“The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York
- 1959At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
- 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
- 1986Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
- 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?
- 1893Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
- 1908Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
- 1921Art Clokey, American animator (Gumby) (d. 2010)
- 1924Leonidas Kyrkos, Greek politician (d. 2011)
- 1950Caroline Ellis, English actress
- 1969Judit Mascó, Spanish model
- 1973Martin Corry, English rugby player
- 1979Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician
- 1981Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer
- 1981Tom Guiry, American actor
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