January 12

January 12

National Youth Day
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to the English calendar) as a National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India's communication, 'it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth

Memorial Day (Turkmenistan)
Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

History
1842 - Franciscan nuns begin missionary work on Netherland Antilles
1875 - Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
1907 - Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
1916 - Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Is colony in Pacific
1933 - US Congress recognize independence Philippines
1948 - 1st Supermarket in UK opens
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
1954 - Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115
1954 - Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament
1961 - UN genocide pact goes into effect
1964 – Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
1974 - Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
1976 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org
1992 - A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
1995 - Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
2010 - Earthquake at Haiti kills an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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