About October 12

October 12, 2021 is the 285th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Libra is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 112 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 12

  • 1216
    King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
  • 1398
    The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1654
    The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1792
    First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
  • 1822
    Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
  • 1823
    Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
  • 1942
    World 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
  • 1960
    Inejiro Asanuma, Chair of the Japanese Socialist Party, is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The cameras were rolling at the time, so the moment was caught on film.
  • 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
  • 1983
    Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
  • 1984
    Brighton 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.
  • 1986
    Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
  • 1988
    Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap.
  • 1988
    Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
  • 1997
    Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
  • 1999
    The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
  • 1999
    The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia

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