On October 12, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 285th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 12th. A truck went off a cliff in Peru, killing 51 people; Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei was found guilty of receiving a $2 million bribe from Lockheed Corporation; and a massive forest fire in Minnesota killed 453 people.
The 12th of October falls under the sign of Libra. Luciano Pavarotti and Marion Jones, both born on October 12th, have famous birthdays. National Coaches Day and National Farmers Day are also celebrated today.
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