On This Day in History, January 12

Are you curious about the events that occurred on this day in history? If so, read the following chronological events of January 12 that made it to the books of history.

  • 1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society was formed in London.
  • 1879 – The British-Zulu War began after the British invasion of Zululand.
  • 1896 – At Davidson College, several students created the first X-ray photographs.
  • 1900 – The Freeland Colony was founded in the US.
  • 1904 – Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached 91.37 miles per hour.
  • 1908 – A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1915 – US House of Representatives rejected the proposal meant to give women the right to vote.
  • 1915 – The U.S. Congress established the Rocky Mountain, National Park.
  • 1924 – The History of Science Society was organized in Boston.
  • 1937 – The plough for laying submarine cable got patented.
  • 1942 – President Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board.
  • 1944 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & French General Charles de Gaulle began a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh.
  • 1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not racially discriminate against law-school applicants.
  • 1966 – U.S. President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression was over.
  • 1986 – Space shuttle Columbia blasted off.
  • 1987 – Britain’s Prince Edward resigned from his Royal Marines training.
  • 1989 – Ex-dictator of Uganda Idi Amin was expelled from Zaire.
  • 1993 – NHL great Mario Lemieux announced his diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • 1998 – 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning.
  • 2000 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.

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