Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12 in History

January 12 is the 12th day of the year. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1773 – The first public Colonial American Museum opened in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1777 – Mission Santa Clara de Asis was founded in what is today Santa Clara, California.
  • 1895 – The National Trust was founded in the United Kingdom. 
  • 1908 – A long-distance radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time. 
  • 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park was formed by an act of Congress.
  • 1915 – The US House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote. 
  • 1918 – Finland’s "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1926 – The original “Sam ‘n’ Henry” radio program aired on Chicago radio. In 1928, the program was renamed “Amos ‘n’ Andy.”
  • 2004 – The world's largest ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary 2, made its maiden voyage.
  • 2010 – The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurred killing at least 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

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