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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1848
    The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 1898
    Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 2005
    Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1810
    King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
  • 1856
    John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
  • 1893
    Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • 1916
    Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher
  • 1947
    Tom Dempsey, American football player
  • 1950
    Bob McEwen, American politician
  • 1972
    Jason Sklar, American comedian
  • 1982
    Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbek boxer

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