Friday, October 12, 2018
History for October 12 - On-This-Day.com
Elmer Sperry 1860, Dick Gregory 1932, Luciano Pavarotti 1935
Chris Wallace 1947, Hugh Jackman 1968, Kirk Cameron 1970
1492 - Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.
1915 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt criticized U.S. citizens who identified themselves by dual nationalities.