October 12, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in their second presidential debate
  • Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Deaths in History

  • Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)