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.
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.
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January 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1872Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
- 1898Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
- 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.
- 1908A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
- 1911The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
- 1915The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
- 1966Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
- 1967Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
- 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- 1998Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1597François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
- 1873Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
- 1896David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
- 1916P. W. Botha, South African politician (d. 2006)
- 1922Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
- 1928Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1958Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
- 1977Cade McNown, American football player
- 1982Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
- 1992Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
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