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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 30, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,840,160 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 31 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 2,944 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 12 Historical Events
The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
13 crew members and 5 apprentices are rescued from the stricken schooner Forest Hall by the Lynmouth Lifeboat when it floundered off the coast of Devon, England.
Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
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?
Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
Kirstie Alley, American actress
Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
Hande Yener, Turkish singer
Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
Gerard Lawson, American football player
Who died on January 12?
Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)
Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (b. 1696)
Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (b. 1772)
Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
Edward Smith, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1899)
Nikolai Podgorny, President of the USSR (b. 1903)
Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
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