12 January

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 353 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Marzipan Day
  • International Kiss A Ginger Day
  • National Pharmacist Day
  • National Youth Day in India

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 12

2010: An earthquake kills 316,000 in Haiti

Most of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed during the disaster.

1991: The U.S. Congress votes for war in Iraq

President George H. W. Bush was given the authority to use military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait.

1969: Led Zeppelin releases their debut album

The album was imaginatively named “Led Zeppelin”.

1967James Bedford is frozen with intent of future resuscitation

Bedford was the first human to be cryonically preserved; his body awaits resuscitation in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1908: The first long-distance radio message is broadcast from the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Scientist Lee de Forest’s broadcast was heard by an audience of 50.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 12

1968: Heather Mills, English model, activist

1917: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru

1916: P. W. Botha, South African politician, 1st State President of South Africa

1876: Jack London, American author

1729: Edmund Burke, Irish politician, philosopher

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 12

2005Amrish Puri, Indian actor

2003: Maurice Gibb, English singer-songwriter bass player, producer

1976: Agatha Christie, English author

1971: John Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey, English Admiral

1856: Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author

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