January 12 : A memorable day in History. Take a look at the major events happened on this day

January 12th is the recordation of many great beating events; Let’s see, what many great events made this day, a day to remember

Important National Event

  • National Youth Day is celebrated in India on January 12, on the account of Swami Vivekananda’s birthday: a distinguished personality, a reverend Hindu philosopher and well-known Yogi.

Born this date –

  • Swami Vivekananda also called as Narendra Nath Datta, a great Hindu philosopher,  a prolific thinker, a great orator and passionate patriot was born on January 12, 1863. He carried on the free-thinking philosophy of his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa forward into a new paradigm, also later became the founder of Ramakrishna Mission.

  • Bhagwan Das, unforgettable freedom fighters, who was awarded Bharat Ratna was born on 12 January 1869. He’s also an Indian Theosophist and public figure. For a time he served in the Central Legislative Assembly of British India.

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Deaths on this date- 

  • Amrish Puri,   in 2005,  a cinematic figure of Bollywood breathed his last.

Important International Events

  • President William Howard Taft, in 1912,  petitioned a sum of 5 Million Dollars from Congress. The purpose of this money was for the completion of the Panama Canal.

  • Women Suffrage Bill was brought to light, in1915,   by the Women’s Suffrage leaders such as Ann Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt who continued to fight for the right to cast a ballot. After the excruciating struggle, the right to vote was granted to women in 1920

  • In 1942, President Roosevelt created a wartime labour board comprised of 12men  who’s major accountabilities were to deal with labour disputes during the war.

  • In 1966, the Vietnam War took place. President Lyndon Johnson waged a war against China to exempt it from attempting to take over all of Aisa and from the sweep of communism.

  • In 1982, Algeria Mark Thatcher, the British prime minister’s favourites of two kids has been reported missing in the Sahara desert while taking part in the Paris-Dakar race.

  • In 1991, US President George H. W. Bush was given the authority to use military force to unseat Iraq from Kuwait.

  • In 1995,  Qubilah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, was arrested for being a part of a conspiracy to kill King Louis Farrakhan.

  • Slumdog Millionaire, in the year 2009, the Mumbai-based movie received four Golden Globe awards.

Slumdog Millionaire

  • In 2010, A fatal earthquake of massive magnitude 7.0 strikes Haiti the epicentre is approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Most of the country’s capital got destroyed in the calamity.

  • In 2012, The North Korean government announced to keep the body of their former leader Kim Jong-il in the state permanently next to his father Kim Il-sung at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang.

Births on this day:

In 1968 Heather Anne Mills an English former model, a media-mogul, an activist was born in the United Kingdom.

In 1916 Pieter Willem Botha, a former prime minister of South Africa was born.  He was also commonly called Afrikaans.

In 1876,  Jack  Griffith London, an American Novelist, Journalist,  and a striving social activist came in this world.  From his writing skills, he earned a celebrity stature and his literary legacy is still alive in and across America.

In 1729, Edmund Burke was born. He was an Irish statesman and a sagacious philosopher. In the 19th century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the 20th century, he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

Deaths on this date- 

In 1856, Ľudovít Štúr a renowned Slovak politician, also a poet and philosopher died due to accident in Modra. He served as the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century.

In 1976, Agatha Christie also called as the ‘Queen of Crime,’  a famous English writer who wrote over 66 detective novels breathed her last on this date.  She is best known as the creator of Belgian detective ‘Hercule Poirot’ and village lady ‘Miss Marple.’ ‘ The Mouse Trap ‘ is considered her longest-running play.

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