On this day
Cryopreservation hit the headlines.
Dr. James Hiram Bedford died on January 12th, 1967, and swiftly became the first person ever to have their body cryopreserved in the hope of being resuscitated one day. Promoters of cryopreservation now note the day of his death (and procedure) as being Bedford Day.
Mission STS-61-C took to the skies.
Mission STS-61-C lasted just over six days and two hours to complete, with a crew of seven astronauts. Notably, it was the last Columbia shuttle mission before the ill-fated Challenger mission, which ended in disaster just ten days after Mission STS-61-C landed.
Special Days Falling on January 12thJanuary 12th may just seem like any old regular school or work day, but there’s actually a lot to celebrate! Here are some of the most special things about January 12th:
National Marzipan Day
Who doesn’t love some good marzipan on a cake or even in chocolate?! Okay - it’s probably fairly divisive. Regardless, today is the day to celebrate it - try making your own marzipan cake, or head to your local bakery for a sweet slice to celebrate!
Kiss a Ginger Day
Although this one may seem a little strange, Kiss a Ginger Day was created to promote the celebration of redheads! If kissing seems awkward - just let them know how you feel. We’re sure they’ll appreciate the gesture all the same!
National Pharmacist Day
Where would we be without our pharmacists? Well, today is the day to show our appreciation! Millions of people rely on pharmacist advice and medication to live healthy lives - while many of us think it’s our doctors that solve all our problems, pharmacy experts are vital links in the healthcare chain who are always worth remembering.