12th Jan’21 – What Happened Today In History? | On This Day

Today In History?

Find out what happened on the 12th of January in History. There are a lot many happenings which had taken place on this date in the pages of Indian History, here we have listed some of the very important events occur 12th of January


Swami Vivekananda  12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness.

Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973) is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. She is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the television soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She is one of the leading ladies of Indian Television.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi   (12 January 1917 – 5 February 2008), born Mahesh Prasad Varma, developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of the Transcendental Meditation movement, which has been characterized as a new religious movement and also as non-religious.

Priyanka Vadra (born 12 January 1972), is an Indian politician. She is the granddaughter of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, and belongs to the Nehru-Gandhi family. Priyanka Vadra (née Priyanka Gandhi) is the second of two children of late Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, current President of the Indian National Congress, and the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance.

Arun Govil  (born 12 January 1958) is an award-winning Indian actor, producer and director. He has acted in various Hindi, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Telugu movies. He is best known for playing Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s hit television series Ramayan (1986). Arun Govil was born in Ramnagar near Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.


Notable Moments


1757 Captain Eyre Coote from the Portuguese was captured in Bandel.

1924 Gandhiji was operated on for appendicitis in Sassoon Hospital, Pune.

1946 De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above.

1990 Upper age limit for Civil Services Examination raised from 26 to 28 years.

1990 Vimal Kumar and Madhumita Bisht retain National badminton titles.