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Saturday January 12, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1932
    Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
  • 1966
    Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1967
    Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • 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).
  • 2006
    A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

Who were born on January 12?

  • 1873
    Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
  • 1903
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
  • 1907
    Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
  • 1934
    Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
  • 1936
    Raimonds Pauls, Latvian Composer
  • 1948
    William Nicholson, English writer
  • 1958
    Christiane Amanpour, American news anchor
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • 1968
    Rachael Harris, American actress
  • 1972
    Espen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player

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