On This Day — January 12th

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January 12th is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

Historical Events:

1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.

1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

2004 – The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

Celebrity Births:

Singer Zayn Malik turns 25

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos turns 54

Radio Personality Howard Stern turns 64

Actress Naya Rivera turns 31

Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott turns 27

Actress Kirstie Alley turns 67