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.
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.
- 1808The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
- 189913 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.
- 1915The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
- 1915The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
- 1976The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
- 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- 1991Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
- 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.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1889Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and 2nd successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (d. 1965)
- 1917Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
- 1928Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1937Marie Dubois, French actress
- 1937Shirley Eaton, British actress
- 1946George Duke, American musician
- 1948Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
- 1972Jason Sklar, American comedian
- 1978Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
- 1993Aika Mitsui, Japanese singer
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