January 12th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
January 12th History Highlights
Happy Birthday Hal 9000
January 12, 1997 Activated (fictional) HAL 9000 computer was activated on January 12, 1997. But in the film, HAL said that he was activated on January 12, 1992. #mandelaeffect?
January 12th is...
Curried Chicken Day
National Hot Tea Day
National Kiss a Ginger Day
National Marzipan Day
January 12th Quotes
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither,
in my opinion, is safe. ~
I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois
on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and
he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing
it for you.
To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous
will. I will drink the ocean, says the persevering
soul; at my will mountains will crumble up. Have that
sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach
Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest
scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too.
They say that Virginia is the mother of Texas. We never knew
who the father was, but we kinda suspected Tennessee.
How could I feel like a hero when only five men in my platoon
of 45 survived, when only 27 men in my company of 250 managed
to escape death or injury?
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark
should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled
by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me
in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper
function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my
days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and
a great empire and little minds go ill together.
January 12th Birthdays
1577 - Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist and physician (died in 1644)
1588 - John Winthrop, English lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (died in 1649)
1628 - Charles Perrault, French author and academic (died in 1703)
1729 - Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, academic, and politician (died in 1797)
1856 - John Singer Sargent, American/Italian artist (died in 1925)
1863 - Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (died in 1902)
1876 - Jack London, American novelist and journalist (died in 1916)
1905 - Tex Ritter, American actor and singer (died in 1974)
1920 - James Farmer, America civil rights activist (died in 1999)
1922 - Ira Hayes, American soldier (died in 1955)
1926 - Ray Price, American singer-songwriter (died in 2013)
1930 - Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, founded Tim Hortons (died in 1974)
1935 - Kreskin (George Joseph Kresge), American mentalist
1944 - Joe Frazier, American boxer (died in 2011)
1946 - George Duke, American keyboard player and composer (died in 2013)
1950 - Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
1951 - Kirstie Alley, American actress
1951 - Rush Limbaugh, American talk show host
1952 - Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer-songwriter
1962 - Joe Quesada, Americancomic book author and illustrator
1964 - Jeff Bezos, American businessman, founded Amazon.com
1965 - Rob Zombie (Robert Bartleh Cummings), American singer-songwriter
1974 - Melanie C (Melanie Jayne Chisholm), English singer-songwriter, Spice Girls
1981 - Amerie, American singer-songwriter
1985 - Issa Rae, American actress
1993 - Zayn Malik, English singer-songwriter, One Direction
January 12th History
1866 - The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
1888 - Schoolhouse Blizzard, USA
1906 - Dow Jones closed over 100 for the 1st time.
1926 - Original Sam 'n' Henry premiered on WGN (Chicago) radio and later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928.
January 12, 1957 Birthday (fictional) Tow Mater, Cars, Pixar/Disney, Film
1959 - Motown Records was formed in Detroit.
1963 - #1 Hit January 12, 1963 - January 25, 1963: Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
1965 - Hullabaloo premiered on NBC.
1966 - ABC's Batman television series premiered.
1967 - Dr. James Bedford was the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation. He is still frozen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
1971 - All In The Family aired for the first time on CBS
1974 - #1 Hit January 12, 1974 - January 18, 1974: Steve Miller Band - The Joker
1981 - Dynasty debuted on ABC
1990 - Internal Affairs was released in theaters.
1996 - Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Bio-Dome, Two if By Sea and Dunston Checks In were released in theaters.
January 12, 1997 Activated (fictional) HAL 9000 computer was activated on January 12, 1997. But in the film, HAL said that he was activated on January 12, 1992. #mandelaeffect? 2001: A Space Odyssey, Film
1997 - King Of The Hill made its premiere on FOX.
1998 - The game SuperBall! was played for the last time on The Price Is Right
2001 - Save the Last Dance debuted in theaters.
2001 - National Geographic Channel debuted American cable
2001 - Lizzie McGuire premiered on The Disney Channel
2001 - Downtown Disney opened to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
2006 - A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, killed at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
January 12, 2007 - Jump In! aired on The Disney Channel
2007 - Stomp the Yard, Alpha Dog & Primeval debuted in theaters.
2010 (Earthquake) Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killed over 200,000 people.
2014 - Broadway Show - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Musical) January 12, 2014
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Joan Rivers - Real Name: Joan Molinsky
Eyelashes are supposed to prevent things from getting into your eyes but when I do have something in my eye, its always an eyelash. Pretty 'eye'ronic.
More retailers should adopt the "leave a penny / take a penny" system. It is literally common cents.
Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
"I have to return some videotapes." - Patrick Bateman, American Psycho #moviequotes
[This post was deleted because Neil's bedroom was on fire]
When Jack Kirby left his prolific career at Marvel Comics to work at DC, he insisted on being assigned to "Jimmy Olsen," their least popular series, so he wouldn't take anyone's job
The Capital of Vietnam is Hanoi
Putting socks to the washer is like sending soldiers to war. You know beforehand that not all of them are going to make it back.
"Hands Down" originated when a jockey, having secured the outcome, could afford to loosen the reigns and lower his hands before crossing the finish line.
Charlton Heston - Real Name: Charlton Carter
"Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one." - Marilyn Monroe
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