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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1777Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
- 1898Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
- 1918Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
- 1998Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
- 2001Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- 2004The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
- 2007Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
- 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?
- 1597François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
- 1810King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
- 1882Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
- 1884Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
- 1889Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and 2nd successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (d. 1965)
- 1925Scottie MacGregor, American actress
- 1946George Duke, American musician
- 1962Luna Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2010)
- 1969Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
- 1981Angus Macdonald, New Zealand All Black rugby player
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