About January 12

January 12, 2021 is the 12th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 31 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 12

  • 475
    Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1875
    Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1921
    Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • 1971
    The 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.
  • 1998
    Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 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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