12th of October, 1492

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of October, 1492, fell on a Thursday.
  • On this exact date: Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.
  • Decade: 1490s.
  • 526 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1492.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1492.
  • Day 286 of 1492.
  • Leap Year: 1492 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1492 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 1492 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • American Format: 10-12-1492 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1492-10-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "14921012" are easier to sort.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of October, 1492 was probably conceived around the 3rd of January, 1492. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of October, 1492 is the 22nd of July, 1493. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • 12th of October, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • 12th of October, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • 12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
  • 12th of October, 2000: A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed
  • 12th of October, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • 12th of October, 2012: The movie Argo (2012) is released.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1492.

  • 192,313 days have passed since this date.
  • 16,615,839,600 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1492.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 19,385,146,200 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1492, earth has travelled approximately 8,573,773,233,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 2,769,306,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,428,962,206 steps. That's about 635,094 miles!
  • Since this date, 199,390,075 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.


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