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 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, 1,578,787,200 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 ‘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

  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1966
    Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1922
    Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
  • 1946
    Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1950
    Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • 1965
    Mark Moore, British record producer
  • 1968
    Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • 1974
    Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1978
    Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
  • 1981
    João Paulo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982
    Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player

Who died on January 12?

  • 1167
    Ailred of Rievaulx, saint (b. 1110)
  • 1665
    Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (b. 1601)
  • 1765
    Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (b. 1696)
  • 1983
    Rebop Kwaku Baah, Ghanaian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • 1990
    Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-born educator and writer (b. 1919)
  • 1996
    Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • 1999
    Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 2003
    Alan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 2004
    Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)

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