TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON – JAN 12
1519 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.
1773 The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.
1872 Russian Grand Duke Alexis goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.
1879 The British-Zulu War begins. British troops — under Lieutenant General Frederic Augustus — invade Zululand from the southern African republic of Natal.
1915 The U.S. Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.
1926 U.S. coal talks break down, leaving both sides bitter as the strike drags on into its fifth month.
1927 U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg claims that Mexican rebel Plutarco Calles is aiding communist plot in Nicaragua.
1942 One of the wartime efforts that has taken place was the decision to create a synthetic rubber. This was an effort that was expected to help the U.S. prevent itself from experiencing any worse economic hardship than it has already because of the war.
1942 President Roosevelt created a wartime labor board. One of the major responsibilities of this board was to deal with labor disputes during the war.
1943 The Office of Price Administration announced that standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by ‘Victory Sausages.’
1948 The Supreme Court ruled that the all white law school at the University of Oklahoma must immediately provide training to black students that is equal to the education given to whites.
1952 The Viet Minh cut the supply lines to the French forces in Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
1964 One month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling Zanzibar Nationalist Party was overthrown in a violent coup.
1966 “Batman” debuted on ABC-TV.
1967 James Bedford is frozen with intent of future resuscitation Bedford was the first human to be cryonically preserved; his body awaits resuscitation in Scottsdale, Arizona.
1969 Led Zeppelin releases their debut album
1971 “All In the Family” debuted on CBS-TV.
1982 Peking protests the sale of U.S. planes to Taiwan.
1991 The U.S. Congress gives the green light to military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf Crisis.
1995 Qubilah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, was arrested for being a part of a conspiracy to kill King Louis Farrakhan.
1998 Nineteen European nations agree to prohibit human cloning.
1998 Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
2000 The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.
2006 A stampede broke out on the access ramps to the Jamarat Bridge during the Stoning of the Devil which is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, killing 363 people
2010 An earthquake kills 316,000 in Haiti Most of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed during the disaster.
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