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 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

  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    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.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1964
    Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2006
    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.
  • 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?

  • 1628
    Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
  • 1856
    John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
  • 1950
    Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • 1951
    Kirstie Alley, American actress
  • 1963
    Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
  • 1973
    Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • 1976
    Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1978
    Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
  • 1978
    Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
  • 1985
    Gerard Lawson, American football player

Who died on January 12?

  • 1321
    Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
  • 1732
    John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)
  • 1765
    Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (b. 1696)
  • 1829
    Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (b. 1772)
  • 1899
    Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
  • 1940
    Edward Smith, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1899)
  • 1983
    Nikolai Podgorny, President of the USSR (b. 1903)
  • 1999
    Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 2004
    Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)

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