January 12th - Basic Facts:
- January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 11.
- Next day is January 13.
January 12th Deaths (Here)
January 12th Events:
475 – Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor - coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
1528 – Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
1539 – Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France & Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
1773 – First public Colonial American museum opens (Charleston, South Carolina).
1777 – Mission Santa Clara de Asís founded - located in modern Santa Clara, California.
1808 – Meeting leading to creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society (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.
1875 – Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
1895 – National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
1898 – Ito Hirobumi begins his 3rd term as Prime Minister of Japan.
1906 – Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet produces sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide at British general election.
1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1911 – University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established - 3 future Philippine presidents were present in first enrollees.
1915 – Rocky Mountain National Park - formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
1915 – United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal giving women the right to vote.
1918 – Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
1942 – President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board (World War II).
1964 – Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution & proclaim a republic.
1966 – Lyndon B. Johnson states the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
1967 – Dr. James Bedford is first person to be cryonically preserved.
1970 – Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: The Reverend Philip Berrigan & 5 others indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
1991 – Gulf War - Act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
1992 – A new constitution is approved by a referendum in Mali.
1995 – Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan.
1998 – 19 European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
2004 – RMS Queen Mary 2 (world's largest ocean liner) makes its maiden voyage.
2005 – Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
2006 – Stampede occurs during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia (killing at least 362 Muslim pilgrims).
2006 – Mehmet Ali Ağca is released from a Turkish jail after serving 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
2006 – The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt & is barred access to the Suez Canal.
2007 – Comet McNaught reaches perihelion - the brightest comet in > 40 years.
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