October 17, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri announced (later thought to be a false finding)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Tens of thousands protest against austerity measures in Greece

Deaths in History

  • Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89