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Tuesday January 12, 2021

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2021 was the 12th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 1906
    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
  • 1966
    Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1967
    Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1772
    Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
  • 1899
    Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1925
    Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  • 1937
    Marie Dubois, French actress
  • 1949
    Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • 1969
    Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
  • 1972
    Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1973
    Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
  • 1988
    Chris Casement, Irish footballer
  • 1992
    Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol

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