January 12th is officially Kiss A Ginger Day as well as Marzipan Day.
Being only day twelve of our new year I’m sure most of us are still sticking to our new year resolutions, right? If not, then what better way to procrastinate than getting filled in with the top major events that all happened on this very special day?
With so many incredible advancements falling on this day I’m sure you’ll soon get back on track.
Did you know that on this day in 1885, Dr Pepper sold it’s very first bottle in the USA? This makes it the oldest soft drink brand in America.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 12th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 12 in history? Keep reading to find out!
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hosting an illegal party during the first COVID-19 lockdown.
Obama surprised Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti claimed 160,000 lives.
The disaster wreaked havoc in the country and destroyed the capital of Port-Au-Prince with an estimated USD 7.8-8.5 billion damage.
NASA’s Deep Impact space probe launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Deep Impact probe was designed to fly out to and study the Tempel 1 comet. Unlike all previous attempts at studying comets, this was not a fly-by mission. Instead, it released an impactor into the comet to analyze the composition of the dust and debris kicked up by the impactor. The results, which showed the comet to be composed mainly of dust-like particles, were surprising as scientists believed Tempel 1 to be made up of ice more than anything else.
Five boys rediscovered the Caves of Nerja in Andalucia, Spain.
The friends were bat hunting when they found the entrance blocked by stalactites but broke past them the following day. It was later discovered that the caves date back to 42,000 years ago. The cavern inside is home to some of the world’s oldest cave art.
If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Jeff Bezos. Here are some other famous people born on January 12th.
31 years old
60 years old
New Mexico, USA
Jul 8, 2020 (Age 33)
33 years old
Unfortunately, January 12th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley was an American singer born on February 1, 1968. She died on this day in 2023, at age 54 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jan 12, 2023 (Age 54)
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Marzipan Day
This delicious day celebrates an ancient confectionery that’s still well-loved today. We probably don’t need to tell you this, but today is all about stuffing your face with this amazing almondy treat!
Kiss A Ginger Day
Today is all about paying particular attention to any of your loved ones who have beautiful red hair. That’s because it’s Kiss A Ginger Day, so why not grab your red-headed lover and give them a big smooch?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
When you buy a car in Japan, you have to prove that you have somewhere to park it.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on January 12th shares the same zodiac sign, Capricorn.
Capricorn’s can-do attitude often leads to success in pretty much any industry. But, while they’re fantastic leaders, they should also be mindful of their workaholic tendencies.
If you were born in January, your birthstone is the Garnet. Garnet comes from the Latin word Garanatus, meaning seeds or seed-representing.
Anyone born on Jan 12 would likely have been conceived around April 21 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around October 5th, 2024.