Did you know that Engineer Heitor da Silva Costa completed the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on this day in history? Or that the Caribbean Island of San Salvador was discovered by Columbus on October 12? It is true that history has many events that have had a significant impact on the development of the modern world. Every day has a different lesson to teach, and we must be aware of it. Let’s know more such interesting incidents and events that occurred on this day in history- October 12.
What Happened in India on October 12?
2011: Successful Satellite Launch
India has successfully launched a satellite into orbit that will investigate monsoon patterns exclusively. The Megha-Tropiques satellite was built with French assistance and will exchange data with European and American organisations.
What Happened Around the World on October 12?
1216: King John of England lost his Crown Jewels
On October 12, 1216, King John of England lost his crown jewels in The Wash when the flood tide swamps his carts near Fosdyke, maybe around Sutton Bridge.
1492: Caribbean Island of San Salvador
Christopher Columbus’ expedition landed on the Caribbean island of San Salvador, which he names after himself (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer thought he’d made it to East Asia.
1711: Charles VI crowned the Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt on October 12, 1711.
1789: Louis XVI Complained Covertly to the King of Spain
Ruler Louis XVI complained covertly to the King of Spain about harsh treatment, and the Count of Artois requested military action in France from the Austrian king.
1859: Self-proclaimed Emperor of the USA, Emperor Norton issued an edict abolishing the US Congress on October 12, 1859.
1864: Triple Alliance War
The Triple Alliance War began with the invasion of Uruguay by Brazilian troops led by General Joo Propcio Mena Barreto.
1900: John Philip Holland
The USS Holland, named after its creator John Philip Holland, was the first modern submarine commissioned by the US Navy on October 12, 1900.
1915: Henry Ford Produced the 1 Millionth Automobile
At the River Rouge plant in Detroit, the Ford Motor Company, led by Henry Ford, produced the 1 millionth automobile.
1931: Christ the Redeemer
Engineer Heitor da Silva Costa completed the Christ the Redeemer statue, which stands 30 metres tall (98 feet) on top of Mount Corcovado overlooking Rio de Janeiro, on October 12, 1931.
1976: Hua Guo-feng
Hua Guo-feng succeeded Mao Zedong as chairman of the Communist Party.
1984: Bombing by the IRA
The Grand Hotel in Brighton, where British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was staying, was bombed by the IRA on October 12, 1984.
1999: The Day of the Six Billion
On October 12, 1999, the world’s 6 billionth living human was born.
2005: Shenzhou 6
The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 was launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.
2012: 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
The European Union won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentaries.
2020: Nobel Prize for Economics
Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for their contributions to auction theory.
1932: Dick Gregory
Claxton, Richard Gregory was a comedian, civil rights campaigner, and vegetarian activist from the United States.
1968: Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman AC is a well-known actor from Australia. He made his breakthrough in the X-Men film series as Wolverine / Logan, a role that earned him the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.”
1975: Marion Jones
Marion Lois Jones, better known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is a former professional basketball player and a Belizean-American world champion track and field athlete.
1983: Katie Piper
Kate Elizabeth Piper, from Andover, Hampshire, is an English writer, campaigner, television presenter, and model.
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