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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1528Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
- 1875Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
- 1895The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1932Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
- 1964Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
- 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.
- 2005Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
- 2010The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Who were born on January 12?
- 1893Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
- 1930Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (d. 1974)
- 1932Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress (d. 1992)
- 1952John Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
- 1960Jorge Pupo, Cuban American actor
- 1963François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
- 1979Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
- 1981Dan Klecko, American football player
- 1982Chris Ray, American baseball player
- 1992Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
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