All About October 12th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
October 12th Holidays
- Cookbook Launch Day
- Freethought Day
- International Cassette Store Day
- International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
- National Gumbo Day
- National Savings Day
- Old Farmers Day
- World Arthritis Day
October 12th Horoscope
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Cambell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Effron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Surandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.
October 12th History
- 1492 – Christopher Columbus’s first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
- 1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Province.
- 1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens.
- 1792 – The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
- 1799 – Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
- 1810 – The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
- 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
- 1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
- 1918 – A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
- 1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian music performer was born in Modena, Italy.
- 1968 – Hugh Jackman, Actor was born in Sydney, Australia.
- 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
- 2017 – The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO and is immediately followed by Israel.