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    What happened on January 12

    • January 12, 0475 "Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople."

    • January 12, 1493 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily

    • January 12, 1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.

    • January 12, 1552 "Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed"

    • January 12, 1583 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar

    • January 12, 1592 Titus Andronicus first staged at the Rose Theatre.

    • January 12, 1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso

    • January 12, 1684 French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

    • January 12, 1701 Parts of the Netherlands adopt the Gregorian calendar

    • January 12, 1723 "Handel's opera ""Ottone"" premieres, London"

    • January 12, 1755 Tsarina Elisabeth establishes first Russian University

    • January 12, 1773 "The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina."

    • January 12, 1777 Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in California

    • January 12, 1780 The first issue of the Neue Zrcher Zeitung (then known as the Zrcher Zeitung) is published.

    • January 12, 1806 French evacuate Vienna

    • January 12, 1807 "Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Netherlands, 150 die"

    • January 12, 1809 British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from the French (until 1814)

    • January 12, 1812 "The first load of cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez"

    • January 12, 1813 US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer

    • January 12, 1816 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever

    • January 12, 1820 Royal Astronomical Society founded in England

    • January 12, 1836 Battle of Wetumka FL

    • January 12, 1842 Franciscan nuns begin missionary work on Netherlands Antilles

    • January 12, 1848 The Palermo rising in Sicily rises against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies

    • January 12, 1861 FL state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens

    • January 12, 1863 "President Davis delivers his ""State of the Confederacy"" address"

    • January 12, 1865 Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC

    • January 12, 1866 Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.

    • January 12, 1867 "Leo Tolstoy's ""Smert Ioonna Groznogo,"" premieres in St Petersburg"

    • January 12, 1872 "Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years."

    • January 12, 1875 Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.

    • January 12, 1876 Writer Jack London born

    • January 12, 1879 British Zulu War begins Lieutenant-General Chelmsford invades Zululand

    • January 12, 1895 The National Trust is founded in Britain.

    • January 12, 1895 UK hist The National Trust founded in England

    • January 12, 1896 "The first X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)"

    • January 12, 1898 Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.

    • January 12, 1900 Freeland Colony founded in US

    • January 12, 1903 "Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown PA, killing 170"

    • January 12, 1904 Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison

    • January 12, 1906 First time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)

    • January 12, 1906 "Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election."

    • January 12, 1907 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal

    • January 12, 1908 A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

    • January 12, 1912 "-47§F (-44§C), Washta IA (state record)"

    • January 12, 1915 The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.

    • January 12, 1915 United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.

    • January 12, 1916 Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Island colony in the Pacific

    • January 12, 1916 "SS Dromonby, built in 1900 for the Ropner fleet it was sunk by the German raider Moewe 180 miles nw of Fastnet Rock"

    • January 12, 1918 "Finland's ""Mosaic Confessors"" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens."

    • January 12, 1924 History of Science Society organized at Boston

    • January 12, 1926 "Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll premiere their radio program Sam 'n' Henry, a precursor to Amos 'n' Andy; possibly the first situation comedy."

    • January 12, 1928 Vladimir Horowitz debuts as soloist with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.

    • January 12, 1929 "Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana"

    • January 12, 1932 France's Laval government falls

    • January 12, 1932 Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman U.S. Senator.

    • January 12, 1932 "Philip Barry's ""Animal Kingdom,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 12, 1933 "Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies"

    • January 12, 1933 US Congress recognize independence Philippines

    • January 12, 1937 Plow for laying submarine cable patented

    • January 12, 1940 World War II: Russia bombs cities in Finland.

    • January 12, 1942 British troops reconquer Sollum

    • January 12, 1942 Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender

    • January 12, 1942 National War Labor Board created

    • January 12, 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.

    • January 12, 1943 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

    • January 12, 1944 Churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh

    • January 12, 1944 Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterdam

    • January 12, 1945 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of the Bulge

    • January 12, 1945 Russians open winter offensive with remarkable progress.

    • January 12, 1945 US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea

    • January 12, 1945 World War II: The Soviets begin a large offensive in Eastern Europe against the Nazis.

    • January 12, 1948 Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

    • January 12, 1948 The first American style supermarket in UK opens

    • January 12, 1949 """Arthur Godfrey & His Friends"" premieres on CBS TV"

    • January 12, 1949 Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter

    • January 12, 1949 "The children's show Kukla, Fran and Ollie, a Chicago favorite on local TV, makes its NBC nationwide TV debut."

    • January 12, 1950 "Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die"

    • January 12, 1950 "USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage"

    • January 12, 1952 University of Tennessee admits its first black student

    • January 12, 1953 "9 ""Jewish"" physicians arrested for ""terrorist activities"" in Moscow"

    • January 12, 1954 Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hours later 2nd one-kills 115

    • January 12, 1954 Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament

    • January 12, 1960 Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wicket vs England

    • January 12, 1961 """Show Girl"" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY for 100 performances"

    • January 12, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion

    • January 12, 1961 UN genocide pact goes into effect

    • January 12, 1963 """Go Away Little Girl"" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1"

    • January 12, 1963 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs England

    • January 12, 1964 Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaimed a republic.

    • January 12, 1964 "Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence"

    • January 12, 1965 """Hullabaloo"" premieres on NBC-TV"

    • January 12, 1966 12 day New York City NY transit strike ends

    • January 12, 1966 "Adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV."

    • January 12, 1966 Batman the TV series debuts on ABC.

    • January 12, 1966 LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

    • January 12, 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.

    • January 12, 1967 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

    • January 12, 1967 "Louisville KY, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali"

    • January 12, 1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd

    • January 12, 1969 "Joe Namath and the New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III, becoming the first team from the American Football League to win American Football's top championship."

    • January 12, 1969 Led Zeppelin releases their first album.

    • January 12, 1970 "Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war."

    • January 12, 1970 "Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria"

    • January 12, 1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

    • January 12, 1971 """All in the Family"" premieres on CBS featuring the first "" toilet flush"" on TV"

    • January 12, 1971 All in the Family debuts on CBS.

    • January 12, 1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes

    • January 12, 1971 "Fed grand jury indicts Reverand Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger"

    • January 12, 1971 "Harrisburg Six: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, DC."

    • January 12, 1973 Yassar Arafat is re-elected to lead the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

    • January 12, 1974 """Joker"" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1"

    • January 12, 1974 "Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as ""Islamic Arab Republic"""

    • January 12, 1975 Chrysler Corp offers first car rebates

    • January 12, 1977 "Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes"

    • January 12, 1977 Via Rail Canada is incorporated to operate inter-city passenger rail service.

    • January 12, 1979 "6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win"

    • January 12, 1979 "Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham"

    • January 12, 1979 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100

    • January 12, 1981 """Dynasty"", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV"

    • January 12, 1981 "-35§F (-37§C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)"

    • January 12, 1986 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched

    • January 12, 1987 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

    • January 12, 1989 "6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)"

    • January 12, 1989 Idi Amin expelled from Zaire

    • January 12, 1990 Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn

    • January 12, 1990 Romania bans Communist party

    • January 12, 1991 Congress gives the go-ahead to U.S. military action against Iraq in Operation Desert Storm.

    • January 12, 1991 "Key Luke, movie and TV actor best known as ""Number One Son"" in numerous Charlie Chan movies, dies of a stroke at age 86."

    • January 12, 1991 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 meter butterfly (1 55.69)

    • January 12, 1991 Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

    • January 12, 1992 "A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by referendum in Mali."

    • January 12, 1992 Algeria's General elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the first round

    • January 12, 1992 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished

    • January 12, 1993 Doctors announce Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease

    • January 12, 1994 Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakhan's murder

    • January 12, 1995 "Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan"

    • January 12, 1995 "Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan."

    • January 12, 1995 "Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles"

    • January 12, 1995 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Southeast Asia

    • January 12, 1996 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia on a peace keeping mission with the NATO countries

    • January 12, 1997 Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated

    • January 12, 1997 "Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space"

    • January 12, 1997 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

    • January 12, 1998 Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

    • January 12, 2004 The World's largest ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2 makes it's maiden voyage.

    • January 12, 2005 Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.

    • January 12, 2006 "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. (BBC)"

    • January 12, 2006 "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. (ABC)"

    • January 12, 2006 The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship. (BBC)

    • January 12, 2006 Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Aca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II. (BBC)

    • January 12, 2007 Comet McNaught reached perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.







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