January 12, 2024 was the 12th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
January 12 Historical Event(s)
The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
Who were born on January 12?
Anton Uesson, Estonian politician and engineer (d. 1942)
Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality, author and political commentator
John Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
Keith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
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