January 12th


January 26, 2022

January 12 is the twelfth day of the year. There are 353 days left in the year (354 in leap years).

Name day

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1528 - Gustav I is crowned King of Sweden. 1709 - The Little Ice Age: A two-month ice-cold period in France begins; the Atlantic coast and the river Seine are frozen, crops fail, and at least 24,000 Parisians die. 1719 - General Armfeldt's retreat over the Tydal Mountains begins. Around 3,000 soldiers freeze to death before the troops reach Handöl in Sweden. 1773 - The first public museum in the United States opens (in Charleston, South Carolina). 1875 - Kwang-su becomes emperor of China. 1896 - H.L. Smith takes the first X-ray. 1898 - Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan. 1908 - A long-distance radio broadcast is broadcast from the Eiffel Tower for the first time. 1915 - US Congress establishes a national park at Rocky Mountain. 1915 - A US House of Representatives rejects a proposal to grant women the right to vote in the United States. 1932 - Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate. 1940 - Winter War: Soviet Union bombs several cities in Finland. 1945 - WWII: The Soviet Union launches the Wisła-Oder offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. 1964 - Zanzibar rebels start the Zanzibar Revolution and declare themselves a republic. 1966 - Lyndon B. Johnson states that US forces should remain in South Vietnam until the "communist aggression" ends. 1966 - The TV series Batman debuts on ABC. 1969 - The hard rock band Led Zeppelin releases their first album, also called Led Zeppelin. 1970 - Biafra capitulates, marking the end of the Biafra War in Nigeria. 1991 - Gulf War: US Congress gives green light to use military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. 1998 - Nineteen European nations agree to ban human cloning. 2010 - A major earthquake shakes Haiti. Over 316,000 perished.

Norsk historie

1785 - Deichman Library opens its doors for the first time. 1899 - Local liner DS «Avaldsnæs» sinks in Karmsundet after a collision with night liner DS «Sandnæs». Four people die. 1906 - Mining starts at A / S Sydvaranger in Finnmark. 1945 - Norwegian police troops from Sweden enter Finnmark. 1959 - The fishing boat "Meteor" sinks off Kamøyvær in Finnmark. Six people die. 1961 - Princess Astrid marries Johan Martin Ferner in Asker church. 2007 - The "Server" shipwreck: MS "Server" sinks at Hellisøy lighthouse in Fedje municipality. No one is injured, but a lot of oil is leaking. 2008 - Stavanger as the cultural city capital in 2008 was opened (Stavanger2008) 2018 - Oslo and Akershus University College was given the status of a university with the name Oslomet - metropolitan university, Oslo Academy of the Arts was given the status of a scientific college and Fjellhaug International University College was given the status of a college.


See more who were born on January 12 in Category: Births on January 12. 1729 - Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher and statesman (d. 1797) 1737 - John Hancock, American statesman (d. 1793) 1780 - Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian (d. 1849) 1816 - Gaetano de Ruggiero, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1896) 1821 - Carlo Laurenzi, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1895) 1835 - Baard Madsen Haugland, Norwegian politician (d. 1896) 1873 - Spyridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940) 1876 ​​- Jack London, American author (d. 1916) 1893 - Hermann Göring, German Nazi (d. 1946) 1893 - Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi (d. 1946) 1905 - Tex Ritter, American actor and singer (d. 1974) 1908 - Jean Delannoy, French director (d. 2008) 1910 - Luise Rainer, actress (d. 2014) 1916 - Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (d. 2006) 1929 - Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher (d. 2015) 1932 - Andreas Gjermstad, Norwegian actor (d. 2010) 1933 - Kamal al-

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