This Day in History on 12 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 12 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

National Youth Day (India)


Important Events


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1598 – Jijabai Shahaji Bhosale, venerated mother of Indian king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (d. 1674)

1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian monk and philosopher (d. 1902)

1869 – Bhagwan Das, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1958)

1889 – Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader (d. 1965)

1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet and activist (d. 2014)


1936 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (d. 2016)

1972 – Priyanka Gandhi, Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History