Thursday, January 12, 2012

12th of January

It is the 12th day of the year, with only 353 days remaining until the new year.

1773 - The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.

1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of Congress.

1921 - Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, is slected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.

1966 - President Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.

1967 - Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.

1991 - An act of Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

2010 - An earthquake strikes Haiti, killing an estimated 316,000 people and destroying the majority of the capital of Port-au-Prince.

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