Día de la Raza

On This Day - October 12th

October 12th can be a very boring work or school day for many of us, but for others, it is one of the most enjoyable days of the year! Those of us living in the upper hemisphere are likely enjoying the falling leaves and the longer nights – and if you’re already marking today with someone special, here are some of the most fascinating things to know about October 12th to help mark the occasion!

On this day


The Dai-Gohonzon came to fruition.

In 1279, the Dai-Gohonzon was inscribed. It was created by Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of Nichiren Buddhism – and it remains one of the most important facets of the faith.

facts of Uruguay

The War of the Triple Alliance began.

In 1864, the War of the Triple Alliance began as Brazilian troops under General João Propício Mena Barreto decided to invade Uruguay. The war lasted until 1870.

USS Holland

The first modern submarine was commissioned.

In 1900, the first submarine of the modern age was officially brought into commission by the US Navy. John Philip Holland, the designer, was honored through its name – the USS Holland. It’s hard to believe these underwater powerhouses have been running for well over a century!

Ford Model T

Ford set a record.

In 1915, the world-famous Ford Motor Company manufactured its one-millionth automobile! Ford's team created the car at the River Rouge plant in Detroit. It's safe to say the company was at the forefront of the transportation revolution.

Inejiro Asanuma

Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated.

Inejiro Asanuma, a Japanese politician, was killed with a sword during a TV debate in 1960 – a live televised event. He was murdered by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year old nationalist.

Special Days Falling on October 12th

For cultures around the world, October 12th is one of the most important dates of the year. Why? Read on and find out!
Día de la Raza

Día de la Raza

Día de la Raza is a day to honor the cultural fusion of Spanish heritage with indigenous America. Generally speaking, it is Spanish-speaking countries and communities around the world that celebrate the day. However, it is important to note that there is a controversial element to the day due to the violent history leading to its creation. But, to many, it remains a festive day to celebrate every year.

Facts of equatorial guinea

Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

For the people of Equatorial Guinea, October 12th is always Independence Day! The day celebrates the moment the nation gained its independence from Spain back in 1968. The national language in the country remains Spanish; however, it has remained an independent country since 1968, and long may it continue!

Flag of Venezuela

Indigenous Resistance Day

As much as people celebrate the fusion of Spanish and indigenous American cultures on this day, the people of Venezuela also honor Indigenous Resistance Day. The day is there to honor the accurate history of the nation and shine a light on the atrocities that occurred to make the country what it is today. We must never forget about the people who came before, and their struggle to maintain their lives, and culture.

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