12th of October


October 17, 2021

October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 80 days until the end of the year.


General 1654 - The Delft thunderclap, explosion of a gunpowder warehouse in the center of Delft, resulting in many deaths and extensive damage. 1999 - The UN announces the birth of the world's six billionth citizen. 2007 - The Norwegian Nobel Committee announces that the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former US Vice President Al Gore. 2012 - The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the European Union. 2014 - Death toll from the eruption of Japan's volcano Ontake rises to 56. Crime and safety 1960 - Japanese Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death with a samurai sword by an extremist nationalist during a live televised debate. 2000 – Suicide bombing of the US destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's port of Aden kills 17 and injures 39; Osama bin Laden would be behind it. 2002 - A bomb attack on two discotheques in the Bali resort of Kuta kills more than 190, many of whom are western tourists. Economy 2009 - Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson win the Nobel Prize in Economics. 2009 - DSB Bank is placed under guardianship by De Nederlandsche Bank as a result of the emergency regulation within the meaning of the Financial Supervision Act, Art and Culture 2003 - The pop group Duran Duran gives its first concert in 18 years. 2006 - The Swedish Academy announces that the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk. 2017 - The wax figure of vlogger Enzo Knol is unveiled at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. He is the first Dutch vlogger to receive a wax figure. 2021 - Jeroen Wollaars receives the Sonja Barend Award for the television interview he had with Wopke Hoekstra (CDA) in the election series of the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur. War 633 – Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated at Doncaster, Yorkshire, by the British led by Cadwallon of Gwynedd, allied with Penda of Mercia. 1463 – The Peace of Zeilsheim ends the Mainzer Founding War between Diether of Isenburg and Adolf II of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein. 1943 - Nazi King Tomislav II of Croatia abdicates. Politics 1822 - Brazil becomes an independent empire. 1956 - Marga Klompé becomes the first female minister of the Netherlands. 1960 - Russian Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev smashes his shoe on his lectern during a United Nations meeting. 1968 - Equatorial Guinea gains independence from Spain. 1971 - Sudan's first president, Major General Jafaar Numeiri, is sworn in. 1991 - At least 40 people are killed in a coup attempt in Chad. 2014 - Evo Morales is reelected president of Bolivia by a large majority and begins his third term in office. Recreation 2017 - This is Holland is opened to the public. Religion 1629 - Establishment of the Roman Catholic (Latin) Diocese of Ispahan (Isfahan) in Persia. 1986 - Canonization of Cardinal Giuseppe Maria Tomasi. Sport 1916 - Creation of the Mexican football club Club América. 1924 - In the Swiss city of Aarau, Stadion Brügglifeld is officially inaugurated. 1924 - Creation of the Colombian Football Federation, the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol. 1949 - The Deportivo Pasto football club is founded in Pasto, Colombia. 1968 - XIX Olympiad held in Mexico City. 1977 - The Netherlands national football team beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Belfast in the qualifying series for the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. PSV player Willy van de Kerkhof scores the only goal in the 74th minute. His club mate Willy van der Kuylen plays his 22nd and last i

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