October 12 Events

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October 12th, 2007 (October 12 2007)EventIn Santa Clarita, California, the colision of two semi-trucks in a truck bypass tunnel in the Newhall Pass section of Interstate 5 sets off a chain reaction crash involving over 30 vehicles. The crash causes a major fire within the tunnel. Three people die and ten are injured.
October 12th, 2005 (October 12 2005)EventThe second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng for five days in orbit.
October 12th, 2002 (October 12 2002)EventTerrorists detonate bombs in Paddy s Pub and the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
October 12th, 2000 (October 12 2000)EventThe USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
October 12th, 1999 (October 12 1999)EventPervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
October 12th, 1999 (October 12 1999)EventThe Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
October 12th, 1997 (October 12 1997)EventSidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
October 12th, 1994 (October 12 1994)EventNASA 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 either October 13 or October 14).
October 12th, 1991 (October 12 1991)EventAskar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by republic s Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll.
October 12th, 1988 (October 12 1988)EventTwo officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
October 12th, 1986 (October 12 1986)EventElizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People s Republic of ChinaDuke of Edinburgh Philip Quotes
October 12th, 1984 (October 12 1984)EventBrighton hotel bombing: Margaret Thatcher survives an IRA bomb, which shredded her bathroom barely two minutes after she had left it.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
October 12th, 1983 (October 12 1983)EventJapan s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
October 12th, 1979 (October 12 1979)EventThe lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
October 12th, 1976 (October 12 1976)EventThe People s Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to the late Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party of China. Mao Zedong Quotes
October 12th, 1972 (October 12 1972)EventEn route to the Gulf of Tonkin, a racial brawl involving more than 100 sailors breaks out aboard the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
October 12th, 1970 (October 12 1970)EventVietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
October 12th, 1968 (October 12 1968)EventEquatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
October 12th, 1967 (October 12 1967)EventVietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives were futile because of North Vietnam s opposition
October 12th, 1964 (October 12 1964)EventThe Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits
October 12th, 1962 (October 12 1962)EventInfamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
October 12th, 1960 (October 12 1960)EventCold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonialist policy being conducted in Eastern EuropeNikita Khrushchev Quotes
October 12th, 1960 (October 12 1960)EventInejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-oldied in The camera was rolling at that time.
October 12th, 1959 (October 12 1959)EventAt the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
October 12th, 1953 (October 12 1953)Event"The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York Martial Quotes
October 12th, 1942 (October 12 1942)EventWorld War II: Japanese ships retreat after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Goto dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
October 12th, 1941 (October 12 1941)EventThis and the next day, German Nazis kill 11,000 Jews in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Einsatzkommando 6 massacres most of the remaining Jews of the city, marching them to a ravine where they were killed.
October 12th, 1933 (October 12 1933)EventThe United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice
October 12th, 1928 (October 12 1928)EventAn iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children s Hospital, Boston
October 12th, 1918 (October 12 1918)EventA massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
October 12th, 1917 (October 12 1917)EventThe First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale
October 12th, 1915 (October 12 1915)EventWorld War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from BelgiumEdith Cavell Quotes
October 12th, 1901 (October 12 1901)EventPresident Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
October 12th, 1899 (October 12 1899)EventBoer republic of South Africa declares war with England.
October 12th, 1898 (October 12 1898)EventEstablishment of the first town council in Mateur.
October 12th, 1892 (October 12 1892)EventThe Pledge of Allegiance is first recited in unison by students in US public schools.
October 12th, 1823 (October 12 1823)EventCharles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.
October 12th, 1822 (October 12 1822)EventPeter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazilian Empire.
October 12th, 1810 (October 12 1810)EventFirst 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.
October 12th, 1793 (October 12 1793)EventThe cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina
October 12th, 1792 (October 12 1792)EventFirst celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
October 12th, 1773 (October 12 1773)EventAmerica s first insane asylum opens for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds in Virginia
October 12th, 1692 (October 12 1692)EventThe Salem Witch Trials were ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
October 12th, 1654 (October 12 1654)EventThe Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100.
October 12th, 1582 (October 12 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 12th, 1492 (October 12 1492)EventChristopher Columbus s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached East AsiaChristopher Columbus Quotes
October 12th, 1398 (October 12 1398)Eventthe Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
October 12th, 1279 (October 12 1279)EventNichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
October 12th, 1216 (October 12 1216)EventKing John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
October 12th, 0539 (October 12 0539)EventThe army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.

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