October 12th is the 285th day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day 51 people were killed after a truck veered off of a cliff in Peru; Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei was found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and a huge forest fire killed 453 people in Minnesota. Famous October 12th birthdays include Luciano Pavarotti and track and field star Marion Jones. Today is National Coaches Day and National Farmers Day.
We have 13 holidays listed for October 12.
Take a moment to appreciate all the farmers who work tirelessly to feed us year round.
National Pet Obesity Day
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes sizes get a little out of hand.
Emergency Nurses Day
Honor the crucial roles emergency response (E.R.) nurses or trauma nurses play in the healthcare system.
International Top Spinning Day
Did you know, this event was initiated by a museum in Burlington, Wisconsin?
National Fossil Day
Show some appreciation for these incredible “time capsules” and the paleontologists who excavate them.
National Freethought Day
The ability to form rational thoughts is one of the defining traits of being human.
National Gumbo Day
It’s a time to appreciate this heavily seasoned, savory state dish of Louisiana.
National Pulled Pork Day
Pork. Cooked. Slowly. Celebrate this classic Texas-style dish, and bring along your favorite barbecue sauce!
National Savings Day
There are lots of easier ways to save in order to bring your dreams within reach.
National Stop Bullying Day
Bullying can come in many forms, and leave victims feeling helpless.
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
Got parents? Take them to lunch. Got kids? Let them treat you to a school lunch.