Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Week 03)

January 12 in History

What happened on January 12 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 12 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 12 in history.

2010
An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 316,000 people.
1998
Nineteen European nations agree to prohibit human cloning.
1991
The U.S. Congress gives the green light to military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf Crisis.
1982
Peking protests the sale of U.S. planes to Taiwan.
1973
Yassar Arafat is re-elected as head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1962
The United States resumes aid to the Laotian regime.
1952
The Viet Minh cut the supply lines to the French forces in Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
1943
Soviet forces raise the siege of Leningrad.
1940
Soviet bombers raid cities in Finland.
1938
Austria recognizes the Franco government in Spain.
1932
Oliver Wendell Holmes retires from the Supreme Court at age 90.
1927
U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg claims that Mexican rebel Plutarco Calles is aiding communist plot in Nicaragua.
1926
U.S. coal talks break down, leaving both sides bitter as the strike drags on into its fifth month.
1915
The U.S. Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.
1913
Kiel and Wilhelmshaven become submarine bases in Germany.
1908
A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1879
The British-Zulu War begins. British troops - under Lieutenant General Frederic Augustus - invade Zululand from the southern African republic of Natal.
1872
Russian Grand Duke Alexis goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.

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