January 12: Day of the Week
January 12, 2019 was the 12th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1773The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1848The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
- 1872Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
- 1875Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
- 1898Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
- 1926Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
- 1966Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
- 2004The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
- 2006The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
- 2010The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1577Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
- 1908Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
- 1915Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
- 1917Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
- 1944Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
- 1968Rachael Harris, American actress
- 1972Jason Sklar, American comedian
- 1977Cade McNown, American football player
- 1979Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
- 1982Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
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