October 12 is the 285th (leap year 286th) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year.
Nameday: Miksa + Edvin, Edvina, Maximilian, Misa, Pilár, Rezső, Seraph, Seraph, Seraphina, Tirzus, Fáta
1492 - Christopher Columbus harbors in the Bahamas, present-day San Salvador, "discovers America."
1726 - Prussia recognizes the Pragmatica sanction.
1810 - The first "Oktoberfest" in Bavaria invites the citizens of Munich, Bavaria, to the wedding ceremony of Crown Prince Ludwig and Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
1847 - German inventor Ernst Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
1872 - King Franz Joseph I sanctifies the law establishing the University of Cluj-Napoca.
1875 - The Christian Museum opens in Esztergom.
1877 - The Connecting Railway (now called Kőbánya Upper – Kelenföld) and the Connecting Railway Bridge are handed over in Budapest.
1902 - The statue of King Matthias János Fadrusz is unveiled in the main square of Cluj-Napoca.
1902 - The Hungarian national football team plays its first official match in Vienna, culminating in a 5: 0 victory for the "brothers-in-law". The left link of the Hungarian team is Alfréd Hajós, the two-time Olympic champion swimmer.
1927 - Stalin, Joseph Vysarionovich, becomes the number one leader of the Soviet Union after Lev Davidovich Trotsky is removed from the Communist Party.
1928 - Iron lung is first used (at a children's hospital in Boston).
1930 - The Independent Smallholders' Party is formed, its leader: Bálint Szijj.
1933 - Alcatraz opens as a federal prison.
1936 - Prime Minister Kálmán Darányi forms a government.
1956 - Former Minister of Defense Mihály Farkas was arrested on the orders of the General Prosecutor's Office.
1960 - Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Secretary General of the CPSU, hits the table at the UN General Assembly with his shoes.
1964 - The first multi-person Soviet spacecraft, the Voszhod-1, is launched.
1968 - The 19th Summer Olympics begin in Mexico City.
1971 - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, The Superstar of Jesus Christ, are shown on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theater. musically.
1971 - The so-called persepolis party.
1974 - Yasser Arafat visits Hungary.
1975 - Opening of the Hungarian National Gallery.
1977 - A High Level Division of the Nuclear Planning Group is established within NATO to examine the modernization of battlefield nuclear equipment.
1982 - Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov is elected successor general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as the successor to the late Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev.
1986 - Disarmament talks between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik close without concrete results.
1988 - Israel and China sign a trade agreement and sign a plan to re-establish diplomatic relations.
2000 - The Szekler case erupts.
2002 - A terrorist attack takes place in Bali. Two bombs explode at several nightclubs visited by tourists, killing 202 people and injuring another 300.
2003 - Michael Schumacher's sixth World Championship title in Formula One, a record in the history of the sport.
2005 - The second Chinese spacecraft, the Shenzhou-6, is launched.
2008 - Inauguration of Maria Bernarda Bütler, Catholic nun, ordinance.
1986 - Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City - Winner: Gerhard Berger (Benetton BMW Turbo)
1997 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka - Winner: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2003 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka - Winner: Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari)
2008 - Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji - Winner: Fernando Alonso (Renault)
2014 - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi International Street Circuit - Winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Football
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