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Friday January 12, 2018

January 12: Day of the Week

January 12, 2018 was the 12th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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.
  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 2001
    Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1628
    Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
  • 1944
    Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
  • 1945
    Maggie Bell, Scottish singer (Stone the Crows)
  • 1952
    Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • 1959
    Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
  • 1968
    Heather Mills, British activist and model
  • 1973
    Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • 1977
    Cade McNown, American football player
  • 1978
    Kim Sa-rang, Korean actress

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