This Day in History
January 12
Year 2 Day 164 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1700 January 12 January 12 - Marguerite Bourgeoys (born Troyes, France on April 17, 1620), first school teacher in Montreal and founder of the congregation of Notre Dame (the first order of uncloistered nuns in North America).
1812 January 12 Died - January 12 - James Henry Craig, officer, colonial administrator (b.1748)
1842 January 12 January 12 - The Islander is founded
1901 January 12 Born - January 12 — Jack Humphrey, painter (d.1967)
1915 January 12 Born - January 12 - Joseph-Aurθle Plourde, Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Ottawa (1967–1989) (d.2013)
1920 January 12 Born - January 12 - Bill Reid, artist (d.1998)
1930 January 12 Born - January 12 - Tim Horton, ice hockey player and businessman (d.1974)
1941 January 12 Born - January 12 - Long John Baldry, singer and voice actor (d.2005)
1942 January 12 Born - January 12 - Hilary Weston, businessperson and 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
1948 January 12 Born - January 12 - Gordon Campbell, politician and 34th Premier of British Columbia
1954 January 12 "Golden Horseshoe" phrase first used by Westinghouse President, Herbert H. Rogge, in a speech to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. (January 12, 1954)
1956 January 12 Died - January 12 – Sam Langford, boxer (b.1886)
1960 January 12 Born - January 12 – Oliver Platt, actor
1962 January 12 Died - January 12 – James Garfield Gardiner, politician, Minister and Premier of Saskatchewan (born 1883)
1963 January 12 Born - January 12 – Ken Fitzpatrick, swimmer
1964 January 12 Died - January 12 – Byron Ingemar Johnson, politician and 24th Premier of British Columbia (b. 1890)
1984 January 12 January 12 - Richard Nerysoo becomes government leader of the Northwest Territories, replacing George Braden
1997 January 12 January 12 - Charles Brenton Huggins, physician, physiologist, cancer researcher and Nobel prize laureate (born 1901)
1997 January 12 January 12 - Frank Angelo, co-founder of MAC cosmetics
1998 January 12 January 12 - Mark MacGuigan, academic and politician (born 1931)
2004 January 12 January 12 - Rick Mercer Report and This Is Wonderland debut on the CBC
2004 January 12 January 12 - Stephen Harper enters leadership race for the new Conservative Party of Canada.
2008 January 12 January 12 - A road accident near Bathurst, New Brunswick leaves eight people dead, including seven teenagers and one woman. They were all members of the Bathurst High School basketball team.
2010 January 12 Died - January 12 - Georges Anglade, Haitian scientist, author and politician died during the 2010 Haiti earthquake (born 1944)
2010 January 12 Died - January 12 - Serge Marcil, former Quebec MNA and federal Member of Parliament
2011 January 12 January 12 – A stolen snowplow leads Toronto police on a chase, crashing into several cars. Toronto police officer Sergeant Ryan Russell died and the alleged thief ended in hospital with gunshot wounds.