Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for October 12, 2019:
41st calendar week, 285th day of the year
Still 80 days to the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Edwin, Herlind, Maximilian
2018 - At Windsor Castle, Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries British businessman Jack Brooksbank.
2017 - For the first time, the German index Dax makes the jump over the 13,000 mark mark.
2009 - After more than 60 men in 40 years, the first woman receives the Nobel Prize for Economics. Elinor Ostrom from the US receives him along with her compatriot Oliver Williamson.
2004 - The CDU politician Friedrich Merz, deputy fraction leader of the Union and member of the board, announces his withdrawal from all top offices of the party.
1999 - In Pakistan, army chief Pervez Musharraf after his dismissal against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and makes a military dictatorship.
1984 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escapes a bomb attack by the IRA in Brighton, England.
1979 - The radio play label Europe publishes "The three ??? and the super-parrot ». It is the first episode of the most successful German radio play series.
1924 - Hugo Eckener, head of the Zeppelin works, starts in Friedrichshafen with the "LZ 126" for the first Atlantic crossing with a Zeppelin. 77 hours later, he reaches Lakehurst near New York.
1654 - Delft explodes in Dutch Delft. 1200 people were said to have died in the so-called "Delft Thunderclap".
1949 - Roland Mack (70), German entrepreneur and engineer, founded in 1973 with his father the "Europa Park" in Rust (Baden-Württemberg)
1949 - Richard Price (70), American writer and scriptwriter (screenplay: "The Color of Money")
1944 - Ton Koopman (75), Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor
1934 - Richard Meier (85), American architect (Arp Museum in Remagen, Getty Center in Los Angeles)
1919 - Gerhard Kienbaum, German entrepreneur, founder of the management consultancy Kienbaum and Partner, Minister of Economic Affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia 1962-1966, d. 1998
1969 - Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic champion 1928, 1932 and 1936) and actress (film "Adopted luck"), born. 1912
1969 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian painter in France, born. 1900