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October 12th

October 12th is the 285th day of the year (286th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 12th

1573 Edward VI (King of England 1547-1553)

1866 Ramsay MacDonald (British Prime Minister 1924, 1929-1935)

1875 Aleister Crowley (occultist)

1929 Magnus Magnusson (journalist)

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer)

Luciano Pavarotti

1948 Rick Parfitt (singer, guitarist - Status Quo)

1949 Carlos the Jackal (terrorist)

1950 Robin Askwith (actor)

1975 Marion Jones (basketball player, runner)

1980 Ledley King (soccer player)

October 12th in History

1492 Christopher Columbus makes landfall in the Caribbean.

Christopher Columbus

1792 First time that Columbus Day is celebrated in the United States in New York City.

1823 Charles Macintosh sells his first raincoat.

1892 The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in US Schools for the first time.

1901 US President William McKinley dies from wounds sustained in an assassination attempt eight days earlier. He is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the "White House".

Theodore Roosevelt

1968 Equatorial Guinea independent from Spain.

1979 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is published.

1984 IRA bomb the Grand Hotel in Brighton. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher survives, but five others are killed.

Margaret Thatcher

2000 Two suicide bombers attack the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. The attack kills 17 crew members and wounds 39.

2001 Pervez Musharraf becomes defacto ruler of Pakistan, as a result of a successful military coup d'etat.

October 12th is also

National Day (Spain)

Mother's Day (Malawi)

Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea)

Columbus Day (USA) - Since 1971, the Federal holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Columbus Day

El Dia de la Raza (Latin America)


People born on October 12th are Libra


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