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!
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- National Marzipan Day
- International Kiss A Ginger Day
- National Pharmacist Day
- National Youth Day in India
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”.
1967: James 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.
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
Deaths On This Day, January 12
2005: Amrish 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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