October 12: Day of the Week
October 12, 2019 was the 285th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 80 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1792First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 1953“The Caine Mutiny Court Martial” opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York
- 1986Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
- 1988Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap.
- 2002Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
Who were born on October 12?
- 1558Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)
- 1920Christopher Soames, Baron Soames, British politician (d. 1987)
- 1932Ned Jarrett, American race car driver
- 1935Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
- 1947George Lam, Hong Kong singer
- 1953Les Dennis, British comedian and presenter
- 1955Brigitte Lahaie, French talk show host and actress
- 1965Jean-Jacques Daigneault, Canadian hockey player
- 1979Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
- 1983Alex Brosque, Australian soccer player
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