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Thursday January 12, 2023

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2023 was the 12th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 475
    Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1915
    The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2007
    Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1577
    Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
  • 1876
    Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
  • 1924
    Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1930
    Glenn Yarborough, American singer
  • 1935
    Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
  • 1968
    Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • 1970
    Raekwon, American rapper
  • 1974
    Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1980
    Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbek boxer

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