12t o Januar is the 12t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 353 days ti come (354 in lowp years).
1528 - Gustav I o Swaden is crouned.
1616 - The ceety o Belém, Brazil, is foondit.
1816 - An amnesty is issued for parteecipants o the French Revolution.
1848 - An uprisin stairts in Palermo against the Kinrick o the Twa Sicilies.
1888 - The Schuilchilder's Blizzard hits the Midwastren Unitit States, killin ower 200 fowk, mony o them schuilchilder.
1866 - The Ryal Aeronautical Society is foondit in Lunnon.
1906 - Unitit Kinrick: Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet begins widespread social reforms efter a launslide general election victory.
1908 - A long-distance radio signal is sent frae the Eiffel Touer.
1915 - The Rocky Moontain Naitional Pairk is creatit.
1945 - A magnitude 7.1 yirdquauk hits Japan, killin 1,900 fowk.
1964 - The majority African population on the island o Zanzibar stairts an uprisin against its Arab rulers, proclaimin the "Fowkrepublic o Zanzibar". Maist o the Arab an Indie population are kilt in the uprisin.
1970 - Biafra capitulates efter a war o unthirldom against Nigerie.
1970 - Major floods affects pairts o Spain.
1991 - Gulf War: Unitit States Congress authorises military force against Iraq.
2005 - The Deep Impact space probe is launched on a Delta II racket.
2006 - A stampede at the Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabie, kills 362 fowk.
2010 - 2010 Haiti yirdquauk: Ower 100,000 are kilt an millions affectit.
2016 - A terror attack on the Blue Mosque in Istanbul kills 10 fowk.
1628 - Charles Perrault, French writer (d. 1703)
1729 - Edmund Burke, Erse philosopher an statesman (d. 1797)
1852 - Joseph Joffre, French general (d. 1931)
1856 - John Singer Sargent, American penter (d. 1925)
1863 - Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
1876 - Jack London, American writer (d. 1916)
1893 - Hermann Göring, German Nazi politeecian (d. 1946)
1907 - Sergei Korolev, Roushie rocket ingineer an spacecraft designer (d. 1966)
1910 - Luise Rainer, German actress (d. 2014)
1944 - Joe Frazier, American boxer (d. 2011)
1949 - Ottmar Hitzfeld, German fitbawer an manager
1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer
1959 - Nick Nairn, Scots chef
1964 - Jeff Bezos, American businessman ( Amazon.com)
1965 - Rob Zombie, American muisicker, director, screenwriter an producer
1971 - David McAllister, German politeecian
1973 - Hande Yener, Turkish sangster
1984 - Oribe Peralta, Mexican fitbawer
1989 - Axel Witsel, Belgian fitbawer
1990 - Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian-Roushie chess player
1991 - Pixie Lott, Inglis sangster
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