October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2021 was the 285th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1398The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
- 1917World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
- 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.
- 1979The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
- 1983Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
- 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).
- 1997Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
- 1999The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia
- 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?
- 1887Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
- 1893Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
- 1906Joe Cronin, American baseball player and executive (d. 1984)
- 1947Chris Wallace, American journalist
- 1953Les Dennis, British comedian and presenter
- 1954Linval Thompson, Jamaican musician and record producer
- 1970Julian, American pornographic actor
- 1973Martin Corry, English rugby player
- 1991Nicolao Dumitru, Italian footballer
- 2001Raymond Ochoa, American actor
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