What Happened on January 12, 2006

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

NHL History

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

  • French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • 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.
  • Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II

Famous Weddings

Tony Hawk

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

2006 Highlights

About January 12, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Laffy Taffy - D4L
  • UK #1 Song: That's My Goal - Shayne Ward