October 12: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(October 12, 1901)
The White House is officially renamed by President Theodore Roosevelt from the "Executive Mansion." photo source:

(October 12, 1968)
Equatorial Guinea Independence Day.

(October 12, 1994)
The Magellan spacecraft is destroyed by the heat of Venus's atmosphere. photo source:

(October 12, 1999)
Wilt Chamberlain, an American basketball player who was regarded as one of the game's best offensive players, died at the age of 63. photo source:

(October 12, 2001)
The United Nations and its Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, received the centenary Nobel Peace Prize. photo source:

(October 12, 2018)
At St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank. photo source:

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