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.
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)
- 1773The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1866The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
- 189913 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.
- 1921Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
- 1926Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
- 1970Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
- 1976The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
- 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- 2006The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
- 2010The 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?
- 1715Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
- 1863Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
- 1908Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
- 1915Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
- 1933Michael Aspel, English broadcaster
- 1935Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
- 1938Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
- 1948Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
- 1963Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
- 1974Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
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