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
Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
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.
The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
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.
Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
Who were born on January 12?
Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
Mark Moore, British record producer
Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
João Paulo, Brazilian footballer
Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
Who died on January 12?
Ailred of Rievaulx, saint (b. 1110)
Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (b. 1601)
Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (b. 1696)
Rebop Kwaku Baah, Ghanaian percussionist (b. 1944)
Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-born educator and writer (b. 1919)
Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
Alan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
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