What Happened on January 12, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
  • The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk