On This Day: October 12th
This is 285th day of the year and 80 days remain in the year.
Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.
Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.
The Soviets launched Voskhod I, the first space capsule to carry three people into orbit.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at his Bel Air home at age 63.
October 12 BirthdaysLuciano Pavarotti1935–2007, Italian tenor.
Samuel Elmer Imeschemist, physicist
Elmer Ambrose Sperryinventor