On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey, worth at least $4m

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
  • Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 57, with 684 cases so far reported by WHO

Famous Deaths

  • Grape-kun, a Humbolt penguin from Tobu Zoo in Japan who gained fame from the anime series Kemono Friends, dies aged 21