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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.

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January 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 475
    Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1966
    Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 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).
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2006
    A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 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?

  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Des O'Connor, British television presenter
  • 1946
    Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
  • 1948
    Anthony Andrews, English actor
  • 1951
    Kirstie Alley, American actress
  • 1974
    Claudia Conserva, Chilean television presenter
  • 1984
    Daniel Sepulveda, American football player

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