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What Happened on October 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacuation of one million people.
2019 Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.
2019 The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.
2018 Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
2017 The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO. Israel immediately follows.
2013 Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.
2012 The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 The Finnish Yle TV2 channel's Ajankohtainen kakkonen current affairs program airs controversial Homoilta episode (literally "gay night"), which leads to the resignation of almost 50,000 Finns from the Evangelical Lutheran Church.[14][15]
2005 The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.
2002 Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
2000 The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer, is badly damaged by two al-Qaeda suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
1999 Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
1999 The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia.
1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
1997 The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.
1996 New Zealand holds its first general election under the new mixed-member proportional representation system, which led to Jim Bolger's National Party forming a coalition government with Winston Peters's New Zealand First.
1994 The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere of Venus.
1992 A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.
1988 Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
1984 The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
1983 Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and is sentenced to four years in jail.
1979 Typhoon Tip becomes the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.
1977 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao Zedong as paramount leader of China.
1973 President Nixon nominates House Majority Leader Gerald R. Ford as the successor to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
1971 The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire begins.
1970 Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
1968 Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.
1967 A bomb explodes on board Cyprus Airways Flight 284 while flying over the Mediterranean Sea, killing 66.
1964 The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.
1963 After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.
1962 The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities. There was at least U.S. $230 million in damages and 46 people died.
1960 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.
1960 Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live television broadcast.
1959 At the national congress of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance in Peru, a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party who later form APRA Rebelde.
1945 World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
1945 The Lao Issara took control of Laos' government and reaffirmed the country's independence.
1944 World War II: The Axis occupation of Athens comes to an end.
1933 The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
1928 An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Boston Children's Hospital.
1918 A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
1917 World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single-day loss of life in New Zealand history.
1915 World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium.
1901 President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
1892 The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
1890 Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formed.
1871 The British in India enact the Criminal Tribes Act, naming many local communities "Criminal Tribes".
1856 An M 7.7–8.3 earthquake off the Greek island of Crete cause major damage as far as Egypt and Malta.
1849 The city of Manizales, Colombia, is founded by 'The Expedition of the 20'.
1822 Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor.
1810 The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest in celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Louis of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
1799 Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
1798 Flemish and Luxembourgish peasants launch the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants' War.
1793 The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1792 The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
1773 America's first insane asylum opens.
1748 War of Jenkins' Ear: A British squadron wins a tactical victory over a Spanish squadron off Havana.
1692 The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Province of Massachusetts Bay Governor William Phips.
1654 The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
1492 Christopher Columbus's first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically on San Salvador Island. (Julian calendar)
1406 Chen Yanxiang, the only person from Indonesia known to have visited dynastic Korea, reaches Seoul after having set out from Java four months before.
1398 In the Treaty of Salynas, Lithuania cedes Samogitia to the Teutonic Knights.
1279 The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.
633 Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by an alliance under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.
539 The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, ending the Babylonian empire. (Julian calendar)
Famous People Born on October 12

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Year Name
1921 Logie Bruce Lockhart, Scottish rugby player and journalist (d. 2020)
1990 Henri Lansbury, English footballer
1955 Pat DiNizio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1971 Bronzell Miller, American football player and actor (d. 2013)
1929 Robert Coles, American psychologist, author, and academic
1555 Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, English diplomat (d. 1601)
1972 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentinian race car driver
1954 Massimo Ghini, Italian actor
1921 Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)
1986 Ioannis Maniatis, Greek footballer
Famous People Deaths On October 12

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Date Name
1997 John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1943)
1870 Robert E. Lee, American general (b. 1807)
1971 Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (b. 1893)
1600 Luis de Molina, Spanish priest and philosopher (b. 1535)
2012 James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1910)
974 Al-Muti, Abbasid caliph (b. 913/14)
642 John IV, pope of the Catholic Church
1812 Juan José Castelli, Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1764)
1898 Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (b. 1816)
2015 Abdallah Kigoda, Tanzanian politician, 8th Tanzanian Minister of Industry and Trade (b. 1953)