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What Happened on January 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.
2016 Ten people are killed and 15 wounded in a bombing near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
2015 Government raids kill 143 Boko Haram fighters in Kolofata, Cameroon.
2012 Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.
2010 An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing between 220,000 and 300,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.
2007 Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), one of the brightest comets ever observed is at its zenith visible during the day.
2006 A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
2005 Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket.
2004 The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
2001 Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
1998 Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
1997 Space Shuttle program: Atlantis launches from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-81 to the Russian space station Mir, carrying astronaut Jerry M. Linenger for a four-month stay on board the station, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha.
1991 Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of American military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
1990 A seven-day pogrom breaks out against the Armenian civilian population of Baku, Azerbaijan, during which Armenians were beaten, tortured, murdered, and expelled from the city.
1986 Space Shuttle program: NASA Administrator Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61-C as a payload specialist.
1976 The United Nations Security Council votes 11–1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
1971 The Harrisburg Seven: Rev. Philip Berrigan and five other activists are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
1970 Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War.
1969 The New York Jets of the American Football League defeat the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League to win Super Bowl III in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
1967 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
1966 Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
1964 Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
1962 Vietnam War: Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place.
1945 World War II: The Red Army begins the Vistula–Oder Offensive.
1942 World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
1932 Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
1918 The Minnie Pit Disaster coal mining accident occurs in Halmer End, Staffordshire, in which 155 men and boys die.
1916 Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.
1915 The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.
1911 The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
1895 The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
1872 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
1866 The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
1848 The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1808 John Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion is abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.
1808 The organizational meeting leading to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
1792 Federalist Thomas Pinckney appointed first U.S. minister to Britain.
1616 The city of Belém, Brazil is founded on the Amazon River delta, by Portuguese captain Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.
1554 Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.
1528 Gustav I of Sweden is crowned King of Sweden, having already reigned since his election in June 1523.
475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
Famous People Born on January 12

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Year Name
1958 Christiane Amanpour, English-born Iranian-American journalist
1968 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
1576 Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (d. 1660)
1729 Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1797)
1869 Bhagwan Das, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1958)
1938 Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and politician (d. 2013)
1673 Rosalba Carriera, Italian painter (d. 1757)
1797 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and author (d. 1873)
1966 Olivier Martinez, French actor
1837 Adolf Jensen, German pianist and composer (d. 1879)
Famous People Deaths On January 12

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Date Name
1998 Roger Clark, English racing driver (b. 1939)
1320 John Dalderby, bishop of Lincoln
1994 Gustav Naan, Estonian physicist and philosopher (b. 1919)
1943 Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (b. 1902)
1829 Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1772)
1892 James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (b. 1820)
1765 Johann Melchior Molter, German violinist and composer (b. 1696)
2014 Alexandra Bastedo, English actress (b. 1946)
2018 Keith Jackson, American sports commentator and journalist (b. 1928)
2017 William Peter Blatty, American writer and filmmaker (b. 1928)