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Sunday January 12, 2020

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.

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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.
  • 1539
    Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
  • 1848
    The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1964
    Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2010
    The 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?

  • 1863
    Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
  • 1877
    Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
  • 1893
    Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • 1904
    Fred McDowell, American blues musician (d. 1972)
  • 1926
    Ray Price, American singer
  • 1951
    Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality, author and political commentator
  • 1955
    Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
  • 1972
    Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1977
    Cade McNown, American football player
  • 1980
    Bobby Crosby, American baseball player

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