What are the important events that happened on January 12, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 12, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 12, 2001 is the 12th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 30, 2000 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 979,257,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dodecagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $3,760.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 12, 2001 Historical Events

  • 2001
    Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Who died on January 12, 2001?

  • 2001
    Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 2001
    Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001
    William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)

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