What happened This day in History on October 12th

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Yemen 2000 Yemen USS Cole 12th October, 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 .

U.S. 1978 U.S.A. Projected Incomes Oct. 12th, 1978: Some figures this week released by the Social Security administration give some interesting figures for current and projected incomes and taxes .
Current 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

Mexico 1927 Mexico Rebels Executed Oct. 12th, 1927: As the Mexican government continues it's roundup and punishment of rebels, today in Mexico city the public execution of one of the senior ringleaders by firing squad General Alfredo Rueda Quijano will send a message that rebellion against the government of Mexico will not be tolerated . Many of those involved in the rebellion are now fleeing the country .

U.S. 1931 U.S.A. Johnny Weissmuller 12th October, 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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U.S. 1937 U.S.A. Brady Gang Oct. 12th, 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.

Germany 1945 Germany Nazi Party Dissolved 12th October, 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.

Canada 1957 Canada Queens Visit Oct. 12th, 1957 : Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive in Ottawa, Canada, .

U.S. 1962 U.S.A. Columbus Day Storm 12th October, 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 Orgon and Washington ). Together with the strong winds all time record rain over a 12hr 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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U.S. 1966 U.S.A. Nobel Peace Prize Oct. 12th, 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 Rockafella University in New York City and Charles B Huggins of the University of Chicago.

Mexico 1968 Mexico Olympic Games 12th October, 1968 : The 19th Summer Olympics Games of the XIX Olympiad, open in Mexico City, Mexico .
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Vietnam 1972 Vietnam US Navy Ship Race Riot Oct. 12th, 1972 : 46 sailors are injured in a race riot involving more than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk .

U.S. 1978 U.S.A. Sid Vicious Arrested For Murder 12th October, 1978 : 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.

Japan 1983 Japan Bribes Oct. 12th, 1983 : Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is convicted of taking $2.2 million in bribes from American manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft Corp. .

Israel 1983 Israel Shekel Devalued 12th October, 1983 : After just 3 days in office The new Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Sharmir, has devalued the shekel by 23 percent .

UK 1984 England Conservative Party Conference Bombing Oct. 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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Iceland 1986 Reykjavik Disarmament Talks Fail 12th October, 1986 : Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have fail to reach agreement at disarmament talks in Reykjavik

Iraq 1991 Iraq Iraq Atomic Program Oct. 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.

Pakistan 1999 Pakistan Military Coup 12th October, 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.

World 1999 World Population Oct. 12th, 1999 : The United Nations Population Fund designate today in history as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion.

Indonesia 2002 Bali Bombing 12th October, 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-Qaida.

China 2005 China Space Program Oct. 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 successfull reentry and safe landing
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United States 2006 United States New York Yankees pitcher Dies In Plane Crash Oct. 12th, 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.

China 2007 China 4 million to be relocated 12th October, 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.

Europe 2008 Europe Euro Members Agree To Bank Bailout Oct. 12th, 2008 : Europe has followed the United States with a plan to stabalise 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

India 2011 India India Has Successful Satellite Launch 12th October, 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.

2012 China Panda Released in the Wild

Oct. 12th, 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.

United States
2013 United States Some Landmarks Reopened

12th October, 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.