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Saturday October 12, 2019

October 12: Day of the Week

October 12, 2019 is the 285th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1216
    King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
  • 1793
    The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina
  • 1871
    Criminal 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 Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.
  • 1928
    An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • 1953
    “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York
  • 1967
    Vietnam 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
  • 1968
    Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
  • 1979
    The 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.
  • 1986
    Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1865
    Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1942
    Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter (Black Panther Party) (d. 1969)
  • 1950
    Kaga Takeshi, Japanese actor
  • 1955
    Aggie MacKenzie, Scottish television presenter
  • 1962
    Deborah Foreman, American actress
  • 1967
    Paul Laine Canadian singer/composer
  • 1981
    Sun Tiantian, Chinese tennis player
  • 1985
    Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Henri Lansbury, English footballer
  • 2001
    Raymond Ochoa, American actor

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