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January 12, 2015

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Today is Monday January 12, 2015 12 day of 2015, 353 remaining Sunrise: 7:24am Sunset: 5:12 pm 9 hours and 47minutes of daylight today Special Celebrations today: Today is : Curried Chicken Day, Marzipan Day, National Pharmacist Day and The Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day. on this day in.... 49 BC - Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River signaling a war between Rome and Gaul. 1519 - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died. 1773 - The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC. 1866 - The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London. 1875 - Kwang-su was made emperor of China. 1879 - The British-Zulu War began when the British invaded Zululand. 1882 - Thomas Edison's central station on Holborn Viaduct in London began operation. 1895 - The first performance of King Arthur took place at the Lyceum Theatre. 1896 - At Davidson College, several students took x-ray photographs. They created the first X-ray photographs to be made in America. 1908 - A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote. 1915 - The U.S. Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park. 1926 - "Sam ‘n’ Henry" debuted on WGN Radio in Chicago, IL. 1932 - Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. 1938 - Austria recognized the Franco government in Spain. 1940 - Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland. 1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board. 1943 - The Office of Price Administration announced that standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by 'Victory Sausages.' 1945 - During World War II, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. 1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. 1949 - "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" was debuted on CBS-TV. The show stayed on the network for seven years. 1949 - "Kukla, Fran and Ollie", the Chicago-based children’s show, made its national debut on NBC-TV. 1955 - Rod Serling’s career began with the TV production of "Patterns." 1960 - Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals became the first pro basketball player in the NBA to score more than 15,000 points in his career. 1964 - Leftist rebels in Zanzibar began their successful revolt against the government and a republic was proclaimed. 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 there was ended. 1966 - "Batman" debuted on ABC-TV. 1967 - "Dragnet" returned to NBC-TV after being off the network schedule for eight years. 1970 - The breakaway state of Biafra capitulated and the Nigerian civil war came to an end. 1970 - Nigeria's civil war ended. 1971 - "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV. 1973 - Yassar Arafat was re-elected as head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. 1986 - Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz. 1991 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military power to force Iraq out of Kuwait. 1995 - Northern Ireland Secretary Patrick Mayhew announced that as of January 16 British troops would no longer carry out daylight street patrols in Belfast. 1998 - Tyson Foods Inc. pled guilty to giving $12,000 to former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. Tyson was fined $6 million. 1998 - 19 European nations agreed 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. 1999 - Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder. 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. 2000 - Charlotte Hornets guard Bobby Phills was killed in a crash during a drag race. 2005 - NASA launched "Deep Impact". The spacecraft was planned to impact on Comet Tempel 1 after a six-month, 268 million-mile journey. 2006 - The U.S. Mint began shipping new 5-cent coins to the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. The coin has an image of Thomas Jefferson taken from a 1800 Rembrandt Peale portrait in which the president is looking forward. Since 1909, when presidents were first depicted on circulating coins, all presidents had been shown in profile. If today is your birthday you share it with: Rob Zombie Kirstie Alley Howard Stern Rush Limbaugh Joe Frazier Jack London Tags: Daily Almanac/tides