Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
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, 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.
Wednesday, October 12, 1994
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
Wednesday, October 12, 1988
Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China.
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.
Thursday, October 12, 1972
Canada and the People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
Saturday, October 12, 1968
The Soviet Union launches "Voskhod 1
" into Earth orbit
as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suit
s. The flight is cut short and lands again on October 13
after 16 orbit
Thursday, October 12, 1961
At the national APRA
Congress in Peru
, a group of leftist radicals is expelled from the party they later form APRA
Saturday, October 12, 1957
Two trains collide in Turkey 95 die.
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
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.
Tuesday, October 12, 1920
Saturday, October 12, 1918
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 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
Thursday, October 12, 1871
Tuesday, October 12, 1847
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.
Saturday, October 12, 1799
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.
The first Columbus Day celebration in the USA is held in New York, 300 years after his arrival in the New World.
First Bagpipe competition in the Masonic Arms, Falkirk.
Tuesday, October 12, 1773
Saturday, October 12, 1709
War of the Spanish Succession: British forces capture Lille
after a two-month siege, although the citadel
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The English Rump Parliament dismisses John Lambert and other generals.
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.
The Dutch East India Company imports tea to Europe.
The municipality of Buenavista in Marinduque, Philippines was founded.
The Japanese Shimazu clan invades the Ryukyu Islands, making the Ryukyu Kingdom a vassal of Japan.
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)
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.
Sunday, October 3, 1428 (Julianian calendar)
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.
's reign commences as the third king of Thailand's Sukhothai Era, a great Golden Age foreshadowing modern Thailand
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.
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