What happened this day in history January 12, 2006

What are the important events that happened on January 12, 2006? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 12, 2006: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 12, 2006 is the 12th day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 30, 2005 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,137,024,000 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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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $361.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 12, 2006 Historical Events

  • 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.

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