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Friday 12 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Children's Day in Thailand (2019; celebrated on the second Saturday in January)
  • Children's Day in Thailand (It is celebrated on the second Saturday of January)
  • Earliest day on which Lee–Jackson Day can fall while January 18 is the latest, celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day. (Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • National Youth Day (India)

Events

  • 2010 – An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing over 100,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.
  • 2004 – The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 1991 – Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of American military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • 1969 – The New York Jets of the American Football League defeat the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League to win Super Bowl III in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
  • 1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • 1966 – Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • 1962 – Vietnam War: Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place.
  • 1942 – World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
  • 1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 1921 – Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.
  • 1916 – Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.
  • 1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.
  • 1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1895 – The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1872 – Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1808 – John Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion is abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.

Births

  • 1987 – Naya Rivera, American actress and singer
  • 1984 – Daniel Sepulveda, American football player
  • 1982 – Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Amerie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1981 – Dan Klecko, American football player
  • 1980 – Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
  • 1979 – David Zabriskie, American cyclist
  • 1975 – Jason Freese, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1973 – Brian Culbertson, American pianist and producer
  • 1971 – Scott Burrell, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Zack de la Rocha, American rock singer
  • 1969 – Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1965 – Raekwon, American rapper
  • 1965 – Rob Zombie, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director
  • 1964 – Jeff Bezos, American computer scientist and businessman, founded Amazon.com
  • 1962 – Joe Quesada, American author and illustrator
  • 1962 – Luna Vachon, American-Canadian wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1960 – Dominique Wilkins, French-American basketball player and manager
  • 1960 – Oliver Platt, Canadian-American actor
  • 1959 – B. Brian Blair, American wrestler and politician
  • 1958 – Christiane Amanpour, English-born Iranian-American journalist
  • 1958 – Curt Fraser, American-Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 – John Lasseter, American animator, director, and producer
  • 1955 – Tom Ardolino, American rock drummer (NRBQ) (d. 2012)
  • 1954 – Howard Stern, American radio host, actor, and author
  • 1952 – Phil Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1952 – Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Walter Mosley, American novelist
  • 1951 – Chris Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)
  • 1951 – Drew Pearson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Kirstie Alley, American actress and producer
  • 1951 – Rush Limbaugh, American talk show host and author
  • 1950 – Bob McEwen, American businessman and politician
  • 1950 – Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli-Icelandic jewelry designer and businesswoman, 5th First Lady of Iceland
  • 1950 – Sheila Jackson Lee, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1947 – Tom Dempsey, American football player and educator
  • 1946 – George Duke, American keyboard player, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Cynthia Robinson, American R&B trumpet player and singer (d 2015)
  • 1944 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (d. 2011)
  • 1942 – Bernardine Dohrn, American domestic terrorist, political activist and academic
  • 1941 – Chet Jastremski, American swimmer and physician (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – Jim Palosaari, American evangelist (d. 2011)
  • 1939 – William Lee Golden, American singer-songwriter and painter
  • 1934 – Alan Sharp, Scottish-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Glenn Yarbrough, American singer and actor (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, founded Tim Hortons (d. 1974)
  • 1929 – Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-American philosopher and academic
  • 1928 – Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – Ruth Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Morton Feldman, American composer and academic (d. 1987)
  • 1925 – Bill Burrud, American television host, producer, and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 – Chris Chase, American model, actress, and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Ira Hayes, American marine who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1955)
  • 1920 – James Farmer, American activist and politician, co-founded Congress of Racial Equality (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Walter Hendl, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1916 – Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and inventor (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1910 – Patsy Kelly, American actress and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1908 – Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist and academic (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – Tex Ritter, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
  • 1904 – Mississippi Fred McDowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1896 – David Wechsler, Romanian-American psychologist and author (d. 1981)
  • 1892 – Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation (d. 1976)
  • 1884 – Texas Guinan, Canadian-American entertainer and bootlegger (d. 1933)
  • 1882 – Milton Sills, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1930)
  • 1879 – Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1878 – Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian-American author and playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1877 – Frank J. Corr, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1934)
  • 1876 – Jack London, American novelist and journalist (d. 1916)
  • 1874 – Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (d. 1963)
  • 1856 – John Singer Sargent, American painter and academic (d. 1925)
  • 1849 – Jean Béraud, Russian-French painter and academic (d. 1935)
  • 1822 – Étienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer, designed the internal combustion engine (d. 1900)
  • 1746 – Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss philosopher and educator (d. 1827)
  • 1723 – Samuel Langdon, American minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1797)
  • 1591 – Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)

Deaths

  • 2017 – William Peter Blatty, American writer and filmmaker (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Carl Long, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Robert Gover, American journalist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Trevor Colbourn, American historian and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Connie Binsfeld, American educator and politician, 58th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – George Dement, American soldier, businessman, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Eugene Patterson, American journalist and activist (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Precious Bryant, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Bill Janklow, American lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Charles H. Price II, American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Glenda Dickerson, American director, choreographer, and educator (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Jim Stanley, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2010 – Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • 2009 – Russ Conway, Canadian-American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
  • 2001 – William Redington Hewlett, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (b. 1913)
  • 2000 – Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2000 – Marc Davis, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1999 – Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 1997 – Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1990 – Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American author and educator (b. 1919)
  • 1973 – Roy Franklin Nichols, American historian and academic (b. 1896)
  • 1965 – Lorraine Hansberry, American author, playwright, and director (b. 1936)
  • 1958 – Charles Hatfield, American meteorologist (b. 1875)
  • 1944 – Lance C. Wade, American commander and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1938 – Oscar Florianus Bluemner, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)
  • 1899 – Hiram Walker, American businessman, founded Canadian Club (b. 1816)
  • 1777 – Hugh Mercer, Scottish-American general and physician (b. 1726)
  • 1705 – Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1634)
  • 1700 – Marguerite Bourgeoys, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (b. 1620)
  • 690 – Benedict Biscop, English scholar and saint, founded the Monkwearmouth–Jarrow Abbey (b. 628)
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