What happened this day in history December 12

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

December 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 12 is the 347th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 29, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,607,731,200 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 ‘trihectatetracontaheptagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 62 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,913 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 12 Historical Events

  • 1862
    USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
  • 1870
    Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first one being Hiram Revels.
  • 1901
    Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1936
    Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
  • 1950
    Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
  • 1958
    Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1964
    Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
  • 1979
    Coup d'état of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.
  • 1979
    The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1805
    Henry Wells, American banking executive (d. 1878)
  • 1923
    Bob Barker, American television game show host
  • 1923
    Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
  • 1930
    Silvio Santos, Brazilian TV show host
  • 1943
    Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
  • 1966
    Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
  • 1972
    Hank Williams III, American musician
  • 1980
    Nicolae Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
  • 1982
    Ai Kato, Japanese actress
  • 1984
    Daniel Agger, Danish footballer

Who died on December 12?

  • 884
    Carloman, King of the West Franks
  • 1685
    John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)
  • 1789
    John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
  • 1952
    Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • 1958
    Albert Walsh, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1900)
  • 1971
    Yechezkel Kutscher, Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1983
    Amza Pellea, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • 1985
    Ian Stewart, Scottish musician (b. 1938)
  • 1993
    József Antall, Hungarian politician (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

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