January 12: Day of the Week
January 12, 2020 was the 12th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 475Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
- 1539Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
- 1848The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
- 1866The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
- 1908A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
- 1918Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
- 1964Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
- 1970Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
- 1991Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
- 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?
- 1863Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
- 1877Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
- 1893Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
- 1904Fred McDowell, American blues musician (d. 1972)
- 1926Ray Price, American singer
- 1951Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality, author and political commentator
- 1955Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
- 1972Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
- 1977Cade McNown, American football player
- 1980Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
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