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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)

  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 1976
    The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 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?

  • 1715
    Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
  • 1863
    Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
  • 1908
    Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
  • 1915
    Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1933
    Michael Aspel, English broadcaster
  • 1935
    Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
  • 1938
    Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • 1948
    Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1963
    Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
  • 1974
    Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)

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