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