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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.

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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)

  • 1539
    Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1872
    Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
  • 1971
    The Harrisburg Seven: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976
    The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1597
    François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • 1786
    Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  • 1863
    Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
  • 1937
    Shirley Eaton, British actress
  • 1944
    Joe Frazier, American boxer (d. 2011)
  • 1944
    Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian chess player
  • 1946
    Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1946
    Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
  • 1969
    Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
  • 1995
    Laurel McGoff, American reality show contestant

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