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, 456,096 hours 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.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1848
    The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1872
    Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1898
    Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1908
    Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
  • 1910
    Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • 1948
    Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1948
    Kenny Allen, English footballer
  • 1949
    Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
  • 1952
    Walter Mosley, American author
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • 1975
    Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on January 12?

  • 1321
    Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
  • 1665
    Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (b. 1601)
  • 1765
    Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (b. 1696)
  • 1777
    Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
  • 1861
    Václav Hanka, Czech philologist, (b. 1791)
  • 1938
    Gösta Ekman, Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • 1944
    Lance C. Wade, American pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1956
    Norman Kerry, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1999
    Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 2003
    Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)

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