What Happened On 12th October 1999 In History

October 12th (1999) was a Tuesday. It's the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 12th October, 1999

  • » The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia (country) called Georgia

October 12th Famous Deaths for 1999

  • » Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
  • » Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1919)

October 12th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Heribert of Cologne (private feast day)
  • » Wilfrid named Wilfrid of Ripon
  • » Edith Cavell, Elizabeth Fry (Church of England)
  • » October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus named Columbus-related observances:
  • » Columbus Day (United States)
  • » Piomingo Day (Chickasaw Nation)
  • » Public holidays in Mexico named Descubrimiento de América (Mexico)
  • » Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España (Spain)
  • » Día de la Raza, "Day of the Race" (Latin America)
  • » Día de la Resistencia Indígena, "Day of Indigenous Resistance" (Venezuela)
  • » Día de las Américas, "Day of the Americas" (Uruguay)
  • » Día de las Culturas, "Day of the Cultures" (Costa Rica)
  • » Discovery Day (the Bahamas)
  • » Freethought Day (United States)
  • » Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spain in 1968.

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World History for the 12th October