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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1528Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
- 1777Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
- 1808The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
- 1895The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
- 1906Sir 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.
- 1918Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
- 1970Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
- 1998Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
- 2005Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1576Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (d. 1660)
- 1746Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
- 1917Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
- 1920Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
- 1937Shirley Eaton, British actress
- 1947Tom Dempsey, American football player
- 1949Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
- 1959Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
- 1967Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
- 1985Gerard Lawson, American football player
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