Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Saturday, January 12, 1991
A fight and stede at a pre-season exhibition match between South African football teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the town of Orkney near Johannesburg, South Africa leaves 42 dead.
Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence. January Events (Lithuania).
Harald V of Norway becomes king on the death of his father, Olav V.
U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.
Gulf War: Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel.
Tuesday, January 12, 1971
Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
Thursday, January 12, 1967
Wednesday, January 12, 1966
United States President Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
Tuesday, January 12, 1965
Tuesday, January 12, 1954
Avalanches in Austria kill more than 200.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen President of Yugoslavia.
The CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel first meets to discuss the UFO phenomenon.
Wednesday, January 12, 1944
Tuesday, January 12, 1943
journalist and writer Jan Cert
dies in the Neuengamme concentration c.
Wednesday, January 12, 1938
Thursday, January 12, 1928
Tuesday, January 12, 1926
Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll premiere their radio program "Sam 'n' Henry", in which the two white performers portrayed two black characters from Harlem looking to strike it rich in the big city. It is a precursor to Gosden and Correll's more popular later program, "Amos 'n' Andy".
Saturday, January 12, 1924
shoots a man he erroneously thinks is the police commissioner of Calcutta
(Charles Augustus Tegart) he is arrested soon after.
Thursday, January 12, 1922
The British government releases the remaining Irish prisoners captured in the War of Independence
Saturday, January 12, 1918
Finland enacts a Mosaic Confessors law, granting Finnish Jews civil rights.
H.L. Smith takes the first X-ray photograph.
Thursday, January 12, 1888
Blizzards (see: "Schoolhouse Blizzard") hit Dakota Territory, the states of Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas, leaving 235 dead, many of whom are children on their way home from school.
Tuesday, January 12, 1875
Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first ruler crowned in that city in over 500 years.
The "Royal Aeronautical Society" is formed (London).
Saturday, January 12, 1861
Wednesday, January 12, 1853
Wednesday, January 12, 1848
Tuesday, January 12, 1836
Tuesday, January 12, 1830
The marriage of Napoleon
and Josephine is annulled.
Tuesday, January 12, 1808
The organizational meeting leading to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
Tuesday, January 12, 1773
Ahmad Shah Durrani captures Lahore.
Thursday, January 12, 1702
Wednesday, January 12, 1701
Tuesday, January 12, 1616
Saturday, January 12, 1585
February ndash The Spanish seize Brussels.
Thursday, January 2, 1539 (Julianian calendar)
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (and Charles I of Spain) and Francis I of France sign the Treaty of Toledo, agreeing to make no further alliances with England. The treaty comes after Henry VIII of England's split with Rome and Pope Paul III.
Thursday, January 2, 1528 (Julianian calendar)
February ndash Peasant uprising in Dalarna
, Sweden: rebel caign fails and rebel leader, later known as "Daljunkern
", flees to Rostock
Saturday, January 5, 1157 (Julianian calendar)
ndash Caliph Al-Muqtafi
successfully defended Baghdad
against the coalition forces of Sultan Muhammad of Hamadan, and Atabeg Qutb-adin of Mosul
Saturday, January 11, 475 (Julianian calendar)