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October 12 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 61 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 539 BC
    The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
  • 633
    Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by the British under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.
  • 1113
    The city of Oradea is first mentioned under the Latin name Varadinum (“vár” means fortress in Hungarian).
  • 1216
    John, King of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge.
  • 1279
    Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, is said to have inscribed the Dai-Gohonzon.
  • 1398
    The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached the Indies.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1654
    The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1748
    British and Spanish naval forces engage at the Battle of Havana during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
  • 1773
    America‘s first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia.
  • 1792
    First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York City.
  • 1793
    The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
  • 1799
    Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse was the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters.
  • 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 Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1822
    Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Empire of Brazil.
  • 1823
    Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
  • 1847
    German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens & Halske, which later becomes Siemens AG, the largest engineering company in Europe.
  • 1871
    Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.

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