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12 Oct, 2000 - Yemen USS Cole
2000 : The USS Cole a navy destroyer is attacked by two suicide terrorists believed to be part of (Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network) using a motorized rubber dinghy loaded with explosives which blows a 40ft by 40ft hole in the port side of the USS Cole while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden leaving seventeen sailors dead and 38 wounded.
12 Oct, 1978 - U.S.A. Projected Incomes
1978 : Some figures this week released by the Social Security administration give some interesting figures for current and projected incomes and taxes - Average Worker earns $10,500 per year.
1990 Average Worker Projected to earn $22,700 per year (Actual was $28,960)
2000 Average Worker Projected to earn $40,000 per year (Actual was $40,344)
2010 Average Worker Projected to earn $70,000 per year
2025 Average Worker Projected to earn $162,000 per year
2050 Average Worker Projected to earn $656,000 per year
12 Oct, 1931 - U.S.A. Johnny Weissmuller
1931 : Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller is chosen to play Tarzan in a number of films stretching all the way to the 1940's
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12 Oct, 1937 - U.S.A. Brady Gang
1937 : Federal agents shoot and Kill Al Brady and members of the Brady Gang in a shootout at Bangor, Maine on Columbus Day in 1937. They surprised the gang at 8:30 a.m. on a busy street as they left a local store and a shootout between the gang and FBI Agents left a number of dead and wounded.
12 Oct, 1945 - Germany Nazi Party Dissolved
1945 : The Nazi party is ordered to dissolve by The Allied Control Council and stated that any attempt at it's revival in any guise would be considered a criminal offense.
12 Oct, 1957 - Canada Queens Visit
1957 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive in Ottawa, Canada.
12 Oct, 1962 - Columbus Day Storm
1962 : The Columbus Day Storm strikes Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia with some of the strongest winds ever recorded during a cyclone and registered wind gusts in excess of 145 mph. The storm blew down many tens of thousands of trees, possibly exceeding the annual timber harvest for Oregon and Washington. Together with the strong winds all time record rain over a 12 hr period caused major flooding and mudslides. The death toll from the storm was 46 but the human cost including homes and property damaged or destroyed makes the storm one of the worst in living memory in the United States.
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12 Oct, 1966 - Nobel Peace Prize
1966 : The Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine has been awarded to two American doctors who devoted their lives to combating the dreaded disease of Cancer, Francis Peyton Rous of Rockefeller University in New York City and Charles B Huggins of the University of Chicago.
12 Oct, 1968 - Mexico Olympic Games
1968 : The 19th Summer Olympics Games of the XIX Olympiad, open in Mexico City, Mexico.
12 Oct, 1972 - US Navy Ship Race Riot
October 12th, 1972 : 46 sailors are injured in a race riot involving more than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.
12 Oct, 1978 - Sid Vicious Arrested For Murder
: Punk Rocker Sid Vicious arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen found in their New York hotel room . While on bail he overdosed on heroin and died before any trial in February 1979
12 Oct, 1983 - Japan Bribes
October 12th, 1983 : Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is convicted of taking $2.2 million in bribes from American manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
12 Oct, 1983 - Israel Shekel Devalued
: After just 3 days in office The new Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Sharmir, has devalued the shekel by 23 percent.
12 Oct, 1984 - England Conservative Party Conference Bombing
October 12th, 1984 : IRA Terrorists carry out a bomb attack on the British Government at the Conservative party conference at Grand Hotel Brighton
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12 Oct, 1986 - Reykjavik Disarmament Talks Fail
1986 : Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have fail to reach agreement at disarmament talks in Reykjavik.
12 Oct, 1991 - Iraq Atomic Program
October 12th, 1991 : The United Nations Security Council has banned Iraq's Atomic Program altogether to prevent it being used as a cover for secret weapons laboratories.
12 Oct, 1999 - Pakistan Military Coup
1999 : A military coup d'état led by General Pervez Musharraf deposes the elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dismisses the national and provincial legislative assemblies, assumed the title of Chief Executive and becomes Pakistan's de facto head of government which he continued until he was forced to resign in 2008.
12 Oct, 1999 - World Population
October 12th, 1999 : The United Nations Population Fund designate today in history as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion.
12 Oct, 2002 - Bali Bombing
2002 : 202 are killed including local Balinese and young tourists during three terrorist bomb attacks targeting clubs and bars on the small island, the terrorists were believed to be members of a militant Islamist group Jemaah Islamiah, which is believed to have links to al-Qaeda.
12 Oct, 2005 - China Space Program
October 12th, 2005 : China continues it's space program with it's second manned flight Shenzhou 6 carrying two men into orbit who spent five days in low Earth orbit. The first manned Chinese space flight was Shenzhou 5 carrying astronaut Yang Liwei which was launched on October 15
, 2003 and stayed in orbit for 21 hours before a successful reentry and safe landing.
12 Oct, 2006 - New York Yankees Pitcher Dies In Plane Crash
2006 : New York Yankees’ pitcher, Cory Lidle, and a flying instructor died as the small plane they were flying crashed into an apartment building in New York City.
12 Oct, 2007 - China 4 Million Relocated
October 12th, 2007 : Chinese state media has announced 4 million people living from the area around China's Three Gorges Dam are to be relocated to Chongqing because of concerns for the ecology of the reservoir area.
12 Oct, 2008 - Euro Members Agree To Bank Bailout
2008 : Europe has followed the United States with a plan to stabilize the European Banking Industry by offering guarantee loans between banks until the end of 2009, and putting money into troubled banks by buying preference shares.
12 Oct, 2011 - India Has Successful Satellite Launch
October 12th, 2011 : India has successfully launched a satellite into space that would exclusively study monsoon patterns. The Megha-Tropiques satellite was made with the help of France and would share its data with organizations in Europe and the United States.
12 Oct, 2012 - China Panda Released in the Wild
2012 : China has released a second panda into the wild after it received survival training. The panda is a two year old named Taotao and came from a nature reserve in the Sichuan province.
12 Oct, 2013 - United States Some Landmarks Reopened
October 12th, 2013 : Some of the tourist attractions that were closed due to the US government shut down reopened after the states of New York and Arizona made deals with the federal government. New York and Arizona had agreed to run the sites out of their own budgets, meaning popular attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon would no longer be closed to tourists.
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12th October 1935
, Modena, Italy
Died: 6th September
2007, Modena, Italy
Known For :
Italian opera tenor and a member of "The Three Tenors" (Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti) who popularized Classical Music and have the best selling classical album of all time. With his success as a world wide popular artist he still performed in many operas which continued to be his first love in music.
12th October 1948
, Woking, Surrey, England
Known For :
Member of the Hard rock group Status Quo who have a number of number 1 hits in the UK including "Rockin' All Over The World," "Pictures of Matchstick Men" and "Whatever You Want."