12th October

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1999 The 6 billionth human being born The proclaimed 6 billionth human being is born
1999 Military coup in Pakistan The military overthrow the civil government of Pakistan.
1997 John Denver American country and western singer John Denver dies
1987 Indian troops sent in as peace keepers Indian troops sent into Sri Lanka as peacekeepers, battle with Tamil Tigers separatists
1986 Queen Elizabeth II visits China becomes the first British monarch to visit China.
1984 Tory party conference bombed Margaret Thatcher survives an IRA bomb attack at the Conservative Party conference in Brighton
1978 Sid Viscious accused of murder Sid Viscious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in New York.
1968 Olympics open in Mexico City The 19th summer open in Mexico City.
1964 Russian Federation - Voskhod 1 Soviet Union launches Voskhod 1 - the first spacecraft with multi-person crew and first flight without spacesuits.
1938 Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz begins filming in Hollywood
1935 Luciano Pavarotti is born Tenor Luciano Pavarotti is born in Modena, Italy.
1917 World War 1 - Passchendale The first battle of Passchendale starts.
1915 World War 1 - Edith Cavell British nurse Edith Cavell is executed for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
1899 Boer War Boer republic of South Africa declares war on Great Britain
1859 Robert Stephenson dies Engineer Robert Stephenson dies.
1823 Charles MacIntosh sells his first raincoat Charles MacIntosh sells the first "Mackintosh" raincoat.
1537 English Royalty English King Edward VI is born
1492 Christopher Columbus makes landfall Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribean believing it has reached East Asia
642 Popes Pope John IV dies
638 Popes Pope Honorius I dies
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On This Day - 12th October