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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.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 2001
    Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1792
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
  • 1884
    Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
  • 1894
    Georges Carpentier, French boxer (d. 1975)
  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1916
    Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1922
    Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  • 1934
    Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
  • 1944
    Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
  • 1951
    Drew Pearson, American football player

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