January 12: Day of the Week
January 12, 2022 was the 12th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1866The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
- 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.
- 1906Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
- 1908A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
- 1970Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
- 1971The 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.
- 1986Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- 2001Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- 2004The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
- 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?
- 1588John Winthrop, English-born governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1649)
- 1721Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
- 1737John Hancock, American merchant, statesman, & Founding Father; 4th & 13th President of the Continental Congress; and 1st & 3rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
- 1786Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
- 1879Anton Uesson, Estonian politician and engineer (d. 1942)
- 1933Michael Aspel, English broadcaster
- 1960Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
- 1975Jason Freese, American musician (Green Day)
- 1986Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
- 1988Chris Casement, Irish footballer
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