January 12: Day of the Week
January 12, 2023 was the 12th day of the year 2023 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.
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)
- 475Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
- 1773The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1866The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
- 1908A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
- 1915The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
- 1932Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
- 1971The Harrisburg Seven: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
- 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- 1991Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
- 2007Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1577Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
- 1876Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
- 1924Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)
- 1930Glenn Yarborough, American singer
- 1935Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
- 1968Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
- 1970Raekwon, American rapper
- 1974Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
- 1980Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
- 1982Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbek boxer
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