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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Floods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, kill more than 250 people. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12171710 (BBC) //uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE70B4MQ20110114 (Reuters)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000ref name=MiamiHerald13 it is one of the deadliest on record.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Flooding caused by Tropical Depression 04F kills eight people and displaces more than 6,000 in Fiji. //www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gGryhFev3JXXkzortknfl6uBM-ugD95LI20O0 (AP)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Macedonian Army Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashes in thick fog southeast of Skopje, killing all 11 military personnel on board.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), the brightest comet in more than 40 years, makes perihelion.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

A stede during the stoning of the devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 362 pilgrims.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.

Friday, January 12, 2001

Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Monday, January 12, 1998

Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

Sunday, January 12, 1992

The second round of Algeria's general elections is cancelled when the first round is favorable to the Islamic Salvation Front. HAL 9000 born.

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.
The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.
Gulf War: Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel.
Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait.
The volcano Hekla erupts on Iceland
Prime Minister of Cape VerdePedro Pires resigns following his party's loss in the January 13 Cape Verdean parliamentary election, the first ever multiparty election in an African nation.
Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins with air strikes against Iraq.

Sunday, January 12, 1986

"STS-61-C": Space Shuttle "Columbia" is launched with the first Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz.

Tuesday, January 12, 1971

The landmark television sitcom "All In The Family", starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, debuts on CBS.

Monday, January 12, 1970

Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.

Thursday, January 12, 1967

Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.

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

Wanda Beach Murders: The bodies of two 15-year-olds, Christine Sharrock and Marianne Schmidt, are found at Wanda Beach, Sydney.

Friday, January 12, 1962

The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.

Tuesday, January 12, 1954

Avalanches in Austria kill more than 200.

Monday, January 12, 1953

Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen President of Yugoslavia.
The CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel first meets to discuss the UFO phenomenon.

Monday, January 12, 1948

Mahatma Gandhi begins his fast-unto-death in Delhi, to stop the communal violence during the Partition of India.

Friday, January 12, 1945

WWII: The Soviet Union begins the Vistula-Oder Offensive in Eastern Europe against the Germans.

Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Winston Churchill and Charles De Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakech.

Tuesday, January 12, 1943

Dutch journalist and writer Jan Cert dies in the Neuengamme concentration c.

Wednesday, January 12, 1938

The German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg marries Eva Gruhn in Berlin Hermann Göring is best man at the wedding.

Thursday, January 12, 1928

U.S. murderer Ruth Snyder is executed at Ossining.

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".
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

Gopinath Saha 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.

Friday, January 12, 1906

Persian Constitutional Revolution: a nationalistic coalition of merchants, religious leaders and intellectuals in Persia forces the shah to grant a constitution and establish a national assembly, the Majlis.

Sunday, January 12, 1896

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.

Friday, January 12, 1872

Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first ruler crowned in that city in over 500 years.

Friday, January 12, 1866

The "Royal Aeronautical Society" is formed (London).

Saturday, January 12, 1861

American Civil War: Major Robert Anderson sends dispatches to Washington.

Wednesday, January 12, 1853

Taiping Rebellion: The Taiping army occupies Wuchang.

Friday, January 12, 1849

Palermo, Sicily rises up against Austrian troops.

Wednesday, January 12, 1848

The Palermo rising erupts in Sicily, against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Tuesday, January 12, 1836

with Charles Darwin reaches Sydney.

Tuesday, January 12, 1830

January 27 ndash Robert Y. Hayne of South Carolina debates the question of states' rights vs. federal authority with Daniel Webster of Massachusetts in the United States Congress.

Friday, January 12, 1810

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.

Sunday, January 12, 1777

Tuesday, January 12, 1773

The first American museum opens to the public in Charleston, South Carolina.

Friday, January 12, 1748

Ahmad Shah Durrani captures Lahore.

Thursday, January 12, 1702

In America, ships from Fort Maurepas arrive at Twenty-Seven Mile Bluff to build "Fort Louis de la Mobile" (future Mobile, Alabama) to become the capital of French Louisiana.

Wednesday, January 12, 1701

Parts of Netherlands adopts the Gregorian calendar

Tuesday, January 12, 1616

The city of Belém, Brazil is founded on the Amazon River delta by the Portuguese captain Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco, who had previously taken the city of São Luís in Maranhão from the French.

Saturday, January 12, 1585

February ndash The Spanish seize Brussels.
The Netherlands adopts the Gregorian calendar.

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)

Gustav I of Sweden is crowned king of Sweden. (Having already reigned since his election in 1523.)
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)

Albert I of Brandenburg begins his ruthless program to pacify the Slavic region.
March 16 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)

Basiliscus usurps the throne and is proclaimed new emperor ("Augustus") of the Eastern Roman Empire. He begins a 20-month reign, Zeno and his supporters flee to Isauria.
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