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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)

  • 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.
  • 1872
    Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1964
    Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 2001
    Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1588
    John Winthrop, English-born governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1649)
  • 1628
    Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
  • 1723
    Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
  • 1929
    Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher
  • 1948
    William Nicholson, English writer
  • 1960
    Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
  • 1968
    Keith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Jason Sklar, American comedian
  • 1975
    Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer

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