October 12 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Shemini Atzeret
- Jewish
Shmini Atzeret
Multiple Countries Jewish Holiday
Our Lady Aparecida/Children's Day
Brazil National Holiday
Indigenous Resistance Day
Nicaragua Observance
Columbus Day
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Pan American Day
Belize Public Holiday
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Israel National Holiday, Hebrew
Day of the Cultures
Costa rica Observance
Indigenous Resistance´s Day
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Hispanic Day
Spain National Holiday
Independence Day
Equatorial guinea National Holiday
World Sight Day
- International
Dia de la raza
Guatemala National Holiday
Old Farmers Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 12

  • 1692: Massachusetts Governor Sir William Phips ends the Salem Witch Trials by sending a letter officially closing the matter.
  • 1773: The first insane asylum in the United States opens on this day.
  • 1792: New York City holds its first Columbus Day Celebration.
  • 1793: The cornerstone of the oldest state university in the U.S – Old East – is laid on the campus at the University of North Carolina.
  • 1823: The first raincoat is sold by Charles Macintosh.
  • 1918: A huge forest fire in Cloquet, Minnesota ends up killing over 450 people.
  • 1928: For the first time, an iron lung respirator is used at a Children’s Hospital in Boston.
  • 1933: Alcatraz Citadel become Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary when it’s changed from a military fort and prison to a civilian prison.
  • 1942: After the Battle of Cape Esperance during World War II, Japanese naval forces retreat.
  • 1944: During World War II, the Axis occupation of the Greek city of Athens comes to an end on this day.
  • 1945:S Army Corporeal who served as a combat medic during World War II, becomes the first conscientious objector to ever receive the United States Medal of Honor.
  • 1960: Leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live television broadcast.

Famous Birthdays on October 12

  • Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti is born in 1935.
  • American painter Robert Mangold is born in 1937.
  • English author and journalist Angela Rippon is born in 1944.
  • American wrestler and trainer Dusty Rhodes is born in 1945.
  • Venezuelan terrorist and assassin Carlos the Jackal is born in 1949.
  • Australian actor and singer Hugh Jackman is born in 1968.
  • American singer-songwriter Martie Maguire is born in 1969.
  • American basketball player and coach, Charlie Ward is born in 1970.
  • American model and actress Neriah Davis is born in 1972.
  • American shot putter Michelle Carter is born in 1985.
  • German footballer Sergio Peter is born in 1986.