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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.

January 2021

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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)

  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 1899
    13 crew members and 5 apprentices are rescued from the stricken schooner Forest Hall by the Lynmouth Lifeboat when it floundered off the coast of Devon, England.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1577
    Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
  • 1715
    Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
  • 1723
    Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
  • 1876
    Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer (d. 1948)
  • 1876
    Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish Field Marshal and Prime Minister (d. 1950)
  • 1905
    James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • 1908
    Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
  • 1948
    Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1964
    Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur
  • 1975
    Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player

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