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Thursday January 12, 2017

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2017 was the 12th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

January 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 475
    Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • 2010
    The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1876
    Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish Field Marshal and Prime Minister (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
  • 1941
    Long John Baldry, British blues singer (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Tom Dempsey, American football player
  • 1949
    Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
  • 1963
    Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
  • 1967
    Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
  • 1969
    Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
  • 1979
    David Zabriskie, American cyclist
  • 1979
    Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model

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