About January 12

January 12, 2022 is the 12th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 20 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 12

  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1773
    The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    13 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.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1915
    The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1926
    Original Sam ‘n’Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos ‘n’Andy in 1928.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
  • 1964
    Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
  • 1966
    Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 2001
    Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2006
    The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • 2007
    Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
  • 2010
    The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

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