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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 30, 2019 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,313,120 minutes 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 13 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 2,578 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 12 Historical Events
The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
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?
Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
Drew Pearson, American football player
Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
Scott Burrell, American basketball player
Hande Yener, Turkish singer
Chris Ray, American baseball player
Who died on January 12?
Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
William Reeves, bishop, antiquarian (b. 1815)
Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
Agatha Christie, English writer (b. 1890)
Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1901)
Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (b. 1936)
Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
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