About January 12

January 12, 2024 is the 12th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 29 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.
  • 1539
    Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2005
    Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
  • 2006
    A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 2007
    Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.

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