October 12 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Indigenous Resistance Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Our Lady Aparecida/Children's Day Brazil National Holiday
Dia de la raza Guatemala National Holiday
Independence Day Equatorial Guinea National Holiday
Old Farmers Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Hispanic Day Spain National Holiday
Columbus Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Pan American Day Belize Public Holiday
Day of respect for cultural diversity Argentina National Holiday
Day of the Cultures Costa Rica Observance
National Heroes Day The Bahamas Public Holiday
Constitution Day Sint Maarten Public Holiday
National Heritage Day Turks and Caicos Islands Public Holiday
Native Americans' Day United States (South Dakota) Local Observance
Indigenous People's Day Multiple [Show] Local Observance
Thanksgiving Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Thanksgiving Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day (Columbus Day) US Virgin Islands Observance
Sports Day Japan National Holiday
Mother's Day Malawi Observance
National Savings Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Freethought Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Farmer’s Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National Gumbo Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Online Bank Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
National Kick Butt Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Commonwealth Cultural Day Northern Mariana Islands Public Holiday
Lotu a Tamaiti Samoa Public Holiday
National Pulled Pork Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
World Arthritis Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)

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.

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