October 12th, 1492

October 12th, 1492, fell on a Wednesday. Day 286 of 1492. Decade: 1490s.

527 years, 7 months and 24 days have passed since October 12th, 1492.

On This Date

Events that occurred on October 12th, 1492:

  • Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 527 years, 7 months and 24 days have passed since October 12th, 1492.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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).

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 1492, 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: October 12th, 1492 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

12th of October

Events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • October 12th, 1961: New Zealand abolishes the death penalty.
  • October 12th, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • October 12th, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • October 12th, 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
  • October 12th, 2000: A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed
  • October 12th, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • October 12th, 1985: Musician Ricky Wilson dies from AIDS.
  • October 12th, 1995: Rapper Tupac Shakur is released from prison.
  • October 12th, 2012: The movie Argo (2012) is released.


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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 192,720 days have passed since this date.
  • 16,651,002,879 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1492.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 19,426,170,026 times.
  • Since October 12th, 1492, earth has travelled approximately 8,591,917,485,564 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 2,775,167,147 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,431,986,248 steps. That's about 636,438 miles!
  • Since this date, 199,812,035 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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