October 12

October 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 12, include:

  • Cookbook Launch Day 
  • Day of the Six Billion 
  • Drink Local Wine Day 
  • Free Thought Day 
  • International Day against DRM (Digital Rights Management)
  • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day 
  • National Farmers Day 
  • National Gumbo Day 
  • National Savings Day 
  • Old Farmers Day 
  • Pulled Pork Day 
  • Spanish Language Day 
  • World Arthritis Day 
  • World Sight Day - October 12, 2023 (Second Thursday in October)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 12, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 11-16, 2023
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Manufacturing Week - October 6-13, 2023 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
  • National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday in October)
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
  • School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 12, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023 

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 12 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:

  • Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.

This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing.  I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.


The Birthstone(s) for October are :

  • Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
  • Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1537 - Edward VI - King of England (d. 1553)
  • 1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor, singer, and producer (Wolverine)
  • 1977 - Bode Miller, American skier

Famous Deaths

  • 1870 - Robert E. Lee, American General (b. 1807)
  • 1985 - Ricky Wilson, American singer and songwriter (Founding member of the B-52's) (b. 1953)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1893 - Educator Booker T. Washington marries Margaret James Murray
  • 1942 - Jazz musician Louis Armstrong marries dancer Lucille Wilson
  • 2018 - Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in the St. George's Chapel

Quote of the Day

Live in the Moment! Put the past behind you and focus on today!

Live in the Moment! Put the past behind you and focus on today!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

The Month of October is National Pasta Month!

A generic quick pasta recipe should be a welcome addition to youhealthy recipes collection, especially if you are into seasonal cooking. Many new recipes can be developed from this main recipe, depending on the season, and what is in your produce drawer! Lots of room for creativity!

The Month of October is National Pasta Month! 
Learn how to make a quick pasta recipe...

Find tips and recipe instructions on making a quick pasta recipe from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!!

This Day in History

  • 1492 - On Christopher Columbus's first expedition, they make landfall in The Bahamas
  • 1773 - The first insane asylum opens in America
  • 1792 - The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City
  • 1799 - Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute
  • 1810 - Munich, Germany holds the first Oktoberfest
  • 1856 - An earthquake in the 7.7 - 8.3Mw range hits off the Greek Island of Crete causes major damage all the way to Egypt and Malta
  • 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is recited for the first time by students in many U.S. public schools
  • 1918 - 453 people are killed during a forest fire in Minnesota
  • 1928 - Boston Children's Hospital is the first to use an iron lung respirator
  • 1933 - Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is used as a civilian prison for the first time. It has previously been used by the military.
  • 1962 - The Columbus Day Storm hits the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities that results in 46 deaths and up to $230 million in property damages
  • 1968 - Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
  • 1979 - Typhoon Tips is the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • 1994 - The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmospher of Venus
  • 2000 - U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 and wounding 39
  • 2002 - Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali which kill 202 and wound over 300
  • 2017 - The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO
  • 2017 - Israel announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO after the U.S. does
  • 2019 - Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing 1,000,000 people to evacuate

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Broadway
  • 1979 - Tusk is released by Fleetwood Mac 
  • 1991 - Emotions from Mariah Carey hits #1 in America
  • 2002 - Faith Hill is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and sings Cry and Free
  • 2013 - Royals by Lorde hits #1 on the Hot 100. She is just 16 and is the youngest solo artist to write a record a Hot 100 #1. (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1968 - The Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1979 - Christ Ford, the Boston Celtics guard scores his first 3 point basked in NBA history
  • 1979 - Magic Johnson makes his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2008 - Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick beat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(help vampire) n. 

1. (chiefly computing, derogatory, informal) A person who requests answers and solutions from a community while giving nothing in return

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