|12 October 1960|| ||Inejiro Asanuma (Chairman of Japan's Socialist Party) is assassinated in the Hibiya Hall in Tokyo by a right wing student. Yasushi Nagao, working for the Tokyo daily newspaper Mainichi photographs the stabbing. |
|12 October 2004||A complete bound set of The North American Indian including all of the text volumes and all of the photogravure portfolios by Edward Curtis sells for $1,416,000 with the buyer's premium included. This is the most expensive single auction lot for a photographic work up to that date.|
Paolo Gioli (1942, 12 October - ) was born - Italy, Sarzano di Rovigo. Italian photographer and artist who uses Polaroids.
Constantine Manos (1934, 12 October - ) was born - US, SC, Columbia.
Toby Old (1945, 12 October - ) was born - US, MN, Stillwater. American contemporary photographer.
Carl August von Steinheil (1801, 12 October - 1870, 14 September) was born - German, Alsace, Ribeauvillé (now France). Made small negatives in 1839 and then made positives from them. These included early 4 x 4 cm photographs of Monaco taken in April 1839.
Alexander Leventon (1895, 11 November - 1950, 12 October) died - US, NY, Rochester.
Ernest Withers (1922, 7 August - 2007, 15 October) died - US, TN, Memphis. Photographer who recorded the everyday events of the American South as it went through the civil rights turmoils of the 1950s and 60s.
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