On This Day: January 12th
This is 12th day of the year and 353 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—6 Shevat 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 7th day of the 12th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
1737–93, political leader in the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Rob Zombierock musician, filmmaker
Howard Sternradio personality
Rush Limbaughradio personality
John Singer Sargentpainter
P. W. Bothapolitical leader
Edmund Burkepolitical writer and statesman
James Farmercivil rights leader
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.