According to Gregory calendar, January 12 is the day number 12 in a given year. January 12 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 12 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1554Bayinnaung, who later assembled the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, was crowned king of the Burmese Taungoo Dynasty.
1665The French mathematician Pierdi Ferma died. He made many rules related to mathematics which are known by him.
1701The Gregorian calendar was adopted in the Netherlands.
1708Shahu was crowned Maratha ruler.
1723The premiere of George Frederick Handel's opera "Otone" began at the King's Theater in London.
1748Ahmad Shah Durani captured Lahore.
1777The mission was founded in Santa Clara de Assis California.
1777Mission Santa Clara de Asís, a Spanish mission that formed the basis of both the city of Santa Clara, California and Santa Clara University, was established.
1808John Rennie scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Recover, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture.
1838In order to avoid persecution by anti-Mormons, Latter Day Saint Movement founder Joseph Smith and his followers fled Kirtland, Ohio, forFar West, Missouri.
1872In Johannes IV Aksum was crowned Ethiopia Emperor, the first ruler of that city in 500 years.
1875Guangzhou became the emperor of the 11th Qing Dynasty of China at the age of 4, in succession to his cousin.
1895The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, a conservation organization in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, was founded.
1895The National Trust was established in the UK.
1899During a storm, the crew of the Lynmouth Lifeboat Station Transported their 10-ton lifeboat 15 mi (24 km) overland in order to rescue a damaged schooner.
1904Henry Ford set a new automobile land speed record of 147.05 km.
1908A long-distance radio message was sent before the Eiffel Tower.
1908The long-distance wireless message was sent from the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the first time.
1911More than 250 people died due to an earthquake in Russia's city of Vienna.
1915The United States delegation rejected the proposal to vote for women.
1916Four soldiers were killed in an explosion on the US Navy E-2 submarine of the US Navy at the New York Navy Yard.
1921Seeking to restore confidence after the Black Sox Scandal, owners of Major League Baseball teams elected former United States district court judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the league's first commissioner.
1933Romanian Prime Minister Iliu Manu and his entire cabinet resigned after disagreements with King Carol II.
1942Japan won the Battle of Tarakan.
1945World War II-The Soviet Union's Red Army crossed the Vistula River in Poland on their way to invade Germany.
1948Mahatma Gandhi gave his last speech and decided to go on a hunger strike against communal violence.
1954The avalanche in Austria killed more than 200 people.
1964Rebels led by John Okello overthrew Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah, ending 200 years of Arab dominance in Zanzibar.
1967Seventy-three-year-old psychology professor James Bedford became the first person to be cryogenically frozen with intent of future resuscitation.
1969In American football, the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III in one of the greatest upsets in American Sports history.
1970Biafra ended the Nigerian Civil War.
1972Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was born.
1976Agatha Christie, one of the world's best-known detective novelists, died.
1984Every year on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's birthday, it was announced to celebrate National Youth Day in the country.
1991Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
1997Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championship and it was a good victory for him.
1998Nineteen European nations agreed to refuse human cloning.
2004The world's largest seaplane, the RMS Queen Mary 2, began its maiden voyage.
2005Cape Canaveral decided to launch a spacecraft known as Deep Impact spacecraft.
2007Comet McNaught reached perihelion and became the brightest comet in over 40 years with an apparent magnitude of -5.5.
2010Due to an earthquake of magnitude of 7.0,Port-au-Prince the capital city of Haiti suffer from a destructive earthquake and it was estimated that 15000 people were killed.
2010The earthquake in Haiti killed 2,30,000 people. A large part of the city was destroyed in this.
2011World Health Organisation launched a plan to prevent the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria and to create awareness about it.
2012Israel Supreme Court has put a law banning Palestinians from marrying Israel's in order to get citizenship.
2012Burmese government and the Karen rebels signed a ceasefire between them, in order to stabilize the situation.
2013County Wicklow, Ireland holds funeral services for the Irish mountaineer, Ian McKeever. He was killed by lightning on Mount Kilimanjaro.
2014‘12 years a Slave' was awarded as the best motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Award. American Hustle also received the ‘Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy award' with actress Amy Adams.
2015143 militants of the terrorist organization Boko Haram were killed in an encounter with security forces in Cameroon.

Important Historical Events of 12 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1863Swami Vivekananda, an Indian philosopher, spiritual teacher, and teacher who brought yoga to Western countries, was born.
1964Former India bowler Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maidens in the first Test with England in Madras. This is the record so far in the history of over six balls.
2005Famous actor and villain of Indian cinema Amrish Puri passed away.

Important Days of 12 January National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
National Youth DayNational Day
National Youth FestivalNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 12 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1863Swami Vivekananda / Freedom Fighter / India
1863Swami Vivekananda / Freedom Fighter / India
1863Swami Vivekananda / Philosopher / India
1869Bhagwan Das / Philosopher / India
1884Nellie Sen Gupta / Politician / India
1889Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad / Spiritual Leader / India
1920Pran Krishan Sikand / Actor / India
1936Brajanath Ratha / Poet / India
1936Mufti Mohammad Sayeed / Politician / India
1940M. Veerappa Moily / Politician / India
1958Arun Govil / Actor / India
1972Priyanka Gandhi / Politician / India

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