What happened this day in history January 12

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

January 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 12 is the 12th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 30, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,641,945,600 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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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 20 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 3,309 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 12 Historical Events

  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1906
    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • 1921
    Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1976
    The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2005
    Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
  • 2007
    Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
  • 2010
    The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1792
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
  • 1878
    Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
  • 1905
    James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
  • 1915
    Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
  • 1938
    Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • 1944
    Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
  • 1963
    François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1970
    Raekwon, American rapper

Who died on January 12?

  • 1777
    Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
  • 1781
    Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1829
    Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (b. 1772)
  • 1833
    Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • 1861
    Václav Hanka, Czech philologist, (b. 1791)
  • 1958
    Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
  • 1997
    Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1901)
  • 2001
    Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001
    William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (b. 1930)

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