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  • South Africa
    Thursday Oct 12, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Kraaipan

    South Africa
    Thursday Oct 12, 1899

    The Boers struck first on 12 October at the Battle of Kraaipan, an attack that heralded the invasion of the Cape Colony and Colony of Natal between October 1899 and January 1900.




  • Quatiguá, State of Paraná, Brazil
    Sunday Oct 12, 1930

    Brazilian Revolution of 1930

    The Battle of Quatiguá

    Quatiguá, State of Paraná, Brazil
    Sunday Oct 12, 1930

    On October 12 and 13, the Battle of Quatiguá took place (possibly the biggest fight of the revolution), although it has been little studied. Quatiguá is located to the east of Jaguariaíva, near the border between São Paulo state and Paraná.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1946

    Louis Armstrong

    A Guest artist with Lionel Hampton's band

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1946

    Armstrong was featured as a guest artist with Lionel Hampton's band at the famed second Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles which was produced by Leon Hefflin Sr. on October 12, 1946.




  • Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1949

    Carlos the Jackal

    Birth

    Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1949

    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez born in Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela, in 12-10-1949.




  • Brighton, England
    Friday Oct 12, 1984

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Assassination Attempt

    Brighton, England
    Friday Oct 12, 1984

    Thatcher narrowly escaped injury in an IRA assassination attempt at a Brighton hotel early in the morning on 12 October 1984. Five people were killed, including the wife of minister John Wakeham. Thatcher was staying at the hotel to prepare for the Conservative Party conference, which she insisted should open as scheduled the following day.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1991

    Steven Spielberg

    2nd Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1991

    Spielberg subsequently developed a relationship with actress Kate Capshaw, whom he met when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They married on October 12, 1991.




  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1994

    Steven Spielberg

    Building his new studio

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1994

    In 1994, Spielberg took a hiatus from directing to spend more time with his family and build his new studio, DreamWorks,with partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Oct 12, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Ceasefire came into effect

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Oct 12, 1995

    A 60-day ceasefire came into effect on 12 October.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    The Russian forces crossed the Terek and began a two-pronged advance on the capital Grozny to the south

    Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    On 12 October 1999, the Russian forces crossed the Terek and began a two-pronged advance on the capital Grozny to the south. Hoping to avoid the significant casualties that plagued the first Chechen War, the Russians advanced slowly and in force, making extensive use of artillery and air power in an attempt to soften Chechen defenses.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    The Russian forces crossed the Terek and began a two-pronged advance on the capital Grozny to the south

    Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    On 12 October 1999, the Russian forces crossed the Terek and began a two-pronged advance on the capital Grozny to the south. Hoping to avoid the significant casualties that plagued the first Chechen War, the Russians advanced slowly and in force, making extensive use of artillery and air power in an attempt to soften Chechen defenses.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rock and Mankind Won the Tag Titles for Final Time

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Rock and Mankind would win the tag titles for the third and final time after beating the New Age Outlaws on the October 12, 1999 episode of SmackDown!


  • Aden, Yemen
    Thursday Oct 12, 2000

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The USS Cole bombing

    Aden, Yemen
    Thursday Oct 12, 2000

    On 12 October 2000, the USS Cole bombing encouraged several members to depart. Mohammed Atef went to escape Kandahar, Zawahiri to Kabul, and Bin Laden fled to Kabul, later joining Atef when he realised no American reprisal attacks were forthcoming.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 2004

    Eminem

    Jackson-Steve Harvey call

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 2004

    Encore, released in 2004, was another success. Its sales were partially driven by the first single, "Just Lose It", which contained slurs about Michael Jackson. On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson phoned the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with its video (which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and the 1984 incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial).


  • England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    David Cameron

    The Chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons

    England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    In October 2016, Cameron became chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    The inaugural meeting of the Legislative Council, two Youngspiration legislators Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching took the oaths of office as an opportunity to make pro-independence statements

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    On 12 October 2016 the inaugural meeting of the Legislative Council, two Youngspiration legislators Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching took the oaths of office as an opportunity to make pro-independence statements. The two claimed that "As a member of the Legislative Council, I shall pay earnest efforts in keeping guard over the interests of the Hong Kong nation," displayed a "Hong Kong is not China" banner, inserted their own words into the oaths and mispronounced "People's Republic of China" as "people's re-fucking of Chee-na".


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