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Sunday January 12, 2020

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2020 was the 12th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2020
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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)

  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1848
    The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 1898
    Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1967
    Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • 2005
    Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
  • 2007
    Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1721
    Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
  • 1882
    Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
  • 1884
    Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
  • 1899
    Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
  • 1924
    Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1952
    John Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
  • 1975
    Jason Freese, American musician (Green Day)

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