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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup win the 2008 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for Ford and Triple 8.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) share the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/12/AR2007101200384.html (Washington Post)
Three people are dead at the Newhall Pass interchange on Interstate 5 just north of Los Angeles, California after thirty-one vehicles collide in a highway tunnel, closing the freeway entirely. //www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/13/tunnel.fire/?iref=mpstoryview#cnnSTCText (CNN)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is completed.
The second mannedChinesespacecraft, "Shenzhou 6", is launched, carrying Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng for 5 days in orbit.
The referendum on the new proposed Iraqi constitution is held.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Michael Schumacher wins the 2003 FIA Formula One World Chionship in Suzuka, Japan, beating Kimi Räikkönen to the title.
Sports – Cricket: New Zealand prevents India from snatching victory in the first Test cricket at Ahmedabad. //news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/3183880.stm
China launches Shenzhou 5, their first manned space mission.
The 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash kills 11 after one of its ferries slams into a pier.

Saturday, October 12, 2002

2002 Bali terrorist bombing: A car-bomb on the Indonesian island of Bali explodes outside a nightclub killing at least 182 people, 75% of whom are said to have been foreign holidaymakers. Another 210 people are said to have been injured. The principal suspects for this terrorist incident are a group seeking to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia, Jemaah Islamiyah, although it could equally be the work of al-Qaeda. Another bomb explodes at around the same time in the nearby town of Denpasar, Bali.
Terrorists detonate bombs in 2 nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and injuring over 300.

Thursday, October 12, 2000

In Aden, Yemen, USS \\\\'\\\\'Cole\\\\'\\\\' is badly damaged by two Al-Qaedasuicide bombers, who place a small boat laden with explosives alongside the United States Navy destroyer, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
In Aden, Yemen, the is badly damaged by two suicide bombers who placed a small boat laden with explosives alongside the United States Navy destroyer, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.

Sunday, October 12, 1997

NASA launches the Cassini–Huygens probe to Saturn.
Andy Green sets the first supersonic land speed record for the ThrustSSC team, led by Richard Noble of the UK. ThrustSSC goes through the flying mile course at Black Rock Desert, Nevada at an average speed of 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mph).
43 are killed at a false roadblock, in the Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria.

Wednesday, October 12, 1994

NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere either October 13 or October 14).
Iraq disarmament crisis: Following threats by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., Iraq withdraws troops from its border with Kuwait.
After 3 years of U.S. exile, Haiti's president Aristide returns to his country.

Saturday, October 12, 1991

Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by its Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll.

Wednesday, October 12, 1988

Sunday, October 12, 1986

Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China.

Friday, October 12, 1984

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing.

Wednesday, October 12, 1983

Japan's former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed, and sentenced to 4 years in jail.

Tuesday, October 12, 1976

The People's Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to Mao Zedong, as Chairman of the Communist Party of China.
The People\\'s Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to Mao Zedong, as Chairman of the Communist Party of China.

Thursday, October 12, 1972

En route to the Gulf of Tonkin, a racialriot involving more than 200 sailors breaks out aboard the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS "Kitty Hawk" nearly 50 sailors are injured.

Monday, October 12, 1970

Canada and the People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
Saeb Salam forms a government in Lebanon.
Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.

Saturday, October 12, 1968

Equatorial Guinea receives its independence from Spain.

Monday, October 12, 1964

The Soviet Union launches "Voskhod 1" into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits. The flight is cut short and lands again on October 13 after 16 orbits.

Thursday, October 12, 1961

The death penalty is abolished in New Zealand.

Monday, October 12, 1959

At the national APRA Congress in Peru, a group of leftist radicals is expelled from the party they later form APRA Rebelde.

Saturday, October 12, 1957

Two trains collide in Turkey 95 die.
Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" is published.
The U.S. military sustains its first combat fatality in Vietnam, Army Capt. Hank Cramer of the 1st Special Forces Group.

Monday, October 12, 1953

Sunday, October 12, 1952

The Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority is founded in New York City at Panhellenic Tower.

Thursday, October 12, 1944

WWII: The Allies land in Athens.

Thursday, October 12, 1933

The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz is acquired by the United States Department of Justice, which plans to incorporate the island into its Federal Bureau of Prisons as a federal penitentiary.

Friday, October 12, 1928

An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.

Tuesday, October 12, 1926

British miners agree to end their strike.

Sunday, October 12, 1924

Tuesday, October 12, 1920

Polish–Soviet War: After the Polish army captures Tarnopol, Dubno, Minsk, and Dryssa, the ceasefire is enforced.

Saturday, October 12, 1918

Cloquet Fire: The city of Cloquet, Minnesota and nearby areas are destroyed in a fire, killing 453.

Friday, October 12, 1917

WWI: The biggest loss of life in a single day for New Zealand. Over 800 men and 45 officers were killed at the First Battle of Passchendaele, roughly 1 in 1000 of the nation's population at the time.

Thursday, October 12, 1916

Tuesday, October 12, 1915

WWI: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.

Wednesday, October 12, 1898

The first town council is established in Mateur.

Tuesday, October 12, 1897

The USS \'\'Baltimore\'\' (Cruiser # 3, later CM-1) is recommissioned, since 1890, for several months of duty in the Hawaiian Islands.
The City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil is created. The construction of the second Brazilian Planned City is completed successfully, an immigration of 1,000,000 people is estimated.

Wednesday, October 12, 1892

To mark the 400th anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the Pledge of Allegiance is first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools.

Thursday, October 12, 1871

Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 communities Criminal Tribes, i.e. hereditary criminals. It was Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.

Friday, October 12, 1866

The Treaty of Vienna ends the war between Austria and Italy it formalizes the annexation of Venetia by Italy.

Tuesday, October 12, 1847

German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG Halske.

Saturday, October 12, 1822

Peter I of Brazil is declared the constitutional emperor of Brazil.
OctoberndashDecember ndash Congress of Verona: Russia, Austria and Prussia approve French intervention in Spain.

Friday, October 12, 1810

First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to PrincessTherese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Saturday, October 12, 1799

Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomess the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters.

Friday, October 12, 1798

Battle of Tory Island: A British Royal Navy squadron under Sir John Borlase Warren prevents French Republican ships commanded by Jean-Baptiste-François Bompart landing reinforcements for the Society of United Irishmen on the Donegal coast Irish leader Wolfe Tone is captured and later dies of wounds.

Friday, October 12, 1792

The first Columbus Day celebration in the USA is held in New York, 300 years after his arrival in the New World.

Friday, October 12, 1781

First Bagpipe competition in the Masonic Arms, Falkirk.

Tuesday, October 12, 1773

America's first insane asylum opens for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Saturday, October 12, 1709

The City of Chihuahua, México is founded.

Friday, October 12, 1708

War of the Spanish Succession: British forces capture Lille after a two-month siege, although the citadel continues to hold out for another six weeks.ref name=CBH

Monday, October 12, 1682

Sultan Mehmed IV departs Istanbul for Adrianople.

Sunday, October 12, 1659

The English Rump Parliament dismisses John Lambert and other generals.

Monday, October 12, 1654

The Delft Explosion, in the arsenal, devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100, among whom is Carel Fabritius (32), the most promising student of Rembrandt.

Monday, October 12, 1609

Samuel de Chlain claims the Lake Chlain area of Vermont for France.
The Douay-Rheims BibleOld Testament vol. 1 is published.
The Dutch East India Company imports tea to Europe.
Warsaw becomes the capital of Poland.
The municipality of Buenavista in Marinduque, Philippines was founded.
Three Blind Mice is published by London teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft.
The Japanese Shimazu clan invades the Ryukyu Islands, making the Ryukyu Kingdom a vassal of Japan.
The greatest witch-hunt in history, the Basque witch trials, is held.
The Catholic League is formed.
The Statutes of Iona are passed, marking the end of the bloody feuds between the clans in the Scottish highlands.
Johannes Kepler publishes his first two laws of planetary motion in "Astronomia Nova".
Hugo Grotius publishes "Mare liberum".
The Dutch East India Company establishes a trading post in Hirado, Japan

Sunday, October 2, 1519 (Julianian calendar)

Hernán Cortés and his men, accompanied by 3,000 Tlaxcalans, entered Cholula.

Wednesday, October 2, 1504 (Julianian calendar)

Isabella I of Castile signs her testament.

Wednesday, October 3, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean and lands on Guanahani, but he believes he has reached the East Indies.

Wednesday, October 3, 1459 (Julianian calendar)

The Wallachian town of Bucharest is first mentioned.
Due to the advance of a royal force on his fortress of Ludlow, The Duke of York flees to Ireland, while his ally Warwick goes to Calais.
The city of Jodhpur, in western India, is founded by Rao Jodha of Marwar.

Sunday, October 3, 1428 (Julianian calendar)

English forces under Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, besiege Orléans. Jean de Dunois, the Bastard of Orléans, commands the defenders.

Thursday, October 5, 1279 (Julianian calendar)

A Yuan diplomatic party sent by Kublai Khan to Japan is killed by Japan's regent Hōjō Tokimune, leading to a second invasion attempt by the Mongols in 1281.
Mamluk sultan Baraka Khan and emir Qalawun of Egypt invade Armenia a revolt in Egypt while they are away forces Baraka to abdicate and allows Qalawun to become sultan.
King Ramkhamhaeng's reign commences as the third king of Thailand's Sukhothai Era, a great Golden Age foreshadowing modern Thailand
The "Dai-Gohonzon", the supreme object of veneration of Nichiren ShōshūBuddhism, is inscribed by Nichiren.
The Chola dynasty of South India falls under attacks by the Hoysala Empire and Pandyan Kingdom.

Wednesday, October 5, 1250 (Julianian calendar)

A great storm shifts the mouth of the River Rother 12 miles (20 km) to the west a battering series of strong storms significantly alter other coastal geography as well ("see Romney Marsh").

Tuesday, October 7, 900 (Julianian calendar)

Docibilis I of Gaeta and his Saracen mercenaries attack Capua, in vain.Caravale, Mario (ed). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani XL Di Fausto – Donadoni. Rome, 1991.
The rule of Constantine II, king of Scotland.Fiona Somerset Fry //books.google.fr/books?id=gCfx0bD0ZNsCpg=PA47#v=onepageq=f=false "The history of Scotland" Routledge, 1985 ISBN 978-0-415-06601-3
c. 900 ndash1230 ndash Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, is built. Anasazi culture.
following Magyars raids in Lombardia, Louis the Blind, king of Provence, is called into the peninsula by the grandees, takes Pavia, forces Berengar of Friuli to flee, and replaces him as crowned king of Italy.Charles Albert Cingria //books.google.fr/books?id=fqBUzh3pQgUCpg=PA72 "La reine Berthe" L'AGE D'HOMME, 1992 ISBN 978-2-8251-0347-0
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