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On This Day: January 12th

This is 12th day of the year and 353 days remain in the year.

in history
1773
The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.
1896
H. L. Smith took the first X-ray photograph. It was a hand with a bullet in it.
1915
The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
1932

Hattie W. Caraway, a democrat from Arkansas became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

1964
One month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling Zanzibar Nationalist Party was overthrown in a violent coup.
1991
A divided Congress gave President Bush the go-ahead on the Persian Gulf War.
1998
Nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning.
2010
Haiti is dealt a catastrophic blow when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the country's capital. It is the region's worst earthquake in 200 years. The number of fatalities were between 46,000 and 85,000 people.
January 12 BirthdaysJohn Hancock

1737–93, political leader in the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Rob Zombierock musician, filmmaker
Howard Sternradio personality
Vendelamodel
Rush Limbaughradio personality
Jack Londonnovelist
John Singer Sargentpainter
Jeff Bezosentrepreneur
Charles Perraultpoet
P. W. Bothapolitical leader
Edmund Burkepolitical writer and statesman
James Farmercivil rights leader
Joe Frazierboxer



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