This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened today!
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 12th January”.
Important Holidays / Observances
National Youth Day (India) – It is inspired by Swami Vivekananda and is thus, celebrated on his birthday.
National Pharmacist Day (USA) – This day honours pharmacists and reflect on their importance in our society.
1493 – Last day of Expulsion of the Jews from Sicily.
1554 – Bayinnaung Kyawhtin Nawrahta, King of the Toungoo Dynasty of Burma was crowned today. He is known for having assembled the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia.
1616 – Brazilian city Belém, also known as the ‘Metropolis of the Brazilian Amazon region’ was founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco.
1701 – Frisia & Groningen (Netherlands) begin use of the Gregorian calendar which is used by most of the world today.
1806 – French evacuate Vienna during the Napoleonic Wars.
1900 – Freeland colony that was based as a socialistic commune was founded in the USA.
1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law was formally established.
1915 – US House of Representatives rejects Woman’s Suffrage Bill, thereby reserving their right to vote.
1948 – Gandhi fights against communal violence in Delhi by beginning his ‘final fast’ to restore peace.
Famous Birthdays on 12 January
1863 – Swami Vivekananda, an important spiritual leader in India who bought Indian philosophies like ‘Yoga’ to the West.
1954 – Howard Stern, famous American radio and TV personality.
1987 – Naya Rivera, an American actress who famously starred in Glee.
1993 – Zayn Malik, an English singer and songwriter.
1993 – Doh Kyung-soo, South Korean singer and actor.
2007 (India) – Guru
2018 (USA) – The Commuter
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