On this Day in History, October 12

In the era of digital technology, we often go online to get updates on what is trending. Do you ever see a celebrity’s name trending on Twitter and get curious to learn what they’ve done? Only to find they just bagged an Oscar award. Well, each day presents a number of opportunities for everyone.

There are numerous historic events that occurred on October, 12. Read through to learn more!

  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus Steps Foot on the New World.
  • 1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invited citizens of Munich to the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1957 – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrived in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 1962 – The Columbus Day Storm struck Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia with some of the strongest winds ever recorded.
  • 1964 – First Multi-Person Space Flight, was also the first time the crew did not wear any space suits.
  • 1966 – The Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine was awarded to American doctors Francis Peyton Rous of Rockefeller University in New York City and Charles B Huggins of the University of Chicago, both of them devoted their lives to combating the dreaded disease of Cancer.
  • 1968 – The 19th Summer Olympics Games opened in Mexico.
  • 1968 – Equatorial Guinea Gained its Independence from the Spanish Empire.
  • 1972 – The US Navy race riot involving more than 100 sailors left 46 of them injured.
  • 1983 – Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka was convicted of taking $2.2 million in bribes from American manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
  • 1984 – IRA Terrorists bombed the British Government at the Conservative party conference held at Grand Hotel, Brighton.
  • 1991 – The United Nations Security Council banned Iraq’s Atomic Program altogether to prevent it from being used as a cover for secret weapons laboratories.
  • 1999 – American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain died.
  • 1999 – The United Nations Population Fund designated as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion.
  • 2002 – Bali bombing left 202 killed, including local Balinese and young tourists.
  • 2005 –  China continued its space program with its second manned flight Shenzhou 6 carrying two men into orbit who spent five days in low Earth orbit.
  • 20o6 – New York Yankees Pitcher and a flying instructor, Cory Lidle, Died in a Plane Crash.
  • 2008 – Europe followed the United States with a plan to stabilize the European Banking Industry by offering guarantee loans between banks until the end of 2009.
  • 2011 India successfully launched a satellite into space that would exclusively study monsoon patterns.
  • 2013 – Some landmarks that were closed due to the US government shut down reopened after the states of New York and Arizona made deals with the federal government.

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