Today in History - January 12th

  • 1773 - On this day in history, the first public museum in America was established. 
  • 1882 - Thomas Edison's central station in London began operation. 
  • 1896 - Today in history at Davidson College, several students created the first X-ray photographs to be taken in America. 
  • 1908 - A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • 1915 - On this day in history, The House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote in the US. 
  • 1915 - Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park. 
  • 1932 - Today in history, Hattie Caraway became the first woman elected to the United States Senate. 
  • 1948 - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. 
  • 1952 - On this day in history, The University of Tennessee admitted its first black student.
  • 1955 - Rod Serling's career began with the TV production of "Patterns."
  • 1971 - Today in history, "All in the Family" premiered on CBS.
  • 1966 - "Batman" debuted on ABC. 
  • 1998 - On this day in history, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. 
  • 2000 - The& Supreme Court of the US gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer. 
  • 2010 - Today in history, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, devastating its capital city.
  • 2013 - The air pollution in Beijing reached levels found to be hazardous to human health.

SPORTS - Today in History, January 12th

  • 1960 - On this day in history, 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.
  • 1995 - Murder trial against OJ Simpson began in LA.
  • 1997 - Today in history, Tiger Woods won the Mercedes Championships.

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 12th

  • 1928 - Vladimir Horowitz debuted as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic in New York City.
  • 1959 - Today in history, Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found the Motown record empire. 
  • 1963 - Bob Dylan performed in a radio play for the BBC in London.
  • 1969 - On this day in history, Led Zeppelin's debut album was released in the United States. 
  • 1981 - The Recording Industry Association of America donated Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde," KISS' "Alive!" and "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" to the Library of Congress. 
  • 1984 - Today in history, Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour in New York.
  • 1985 - After a record 24 weeks as the first album in the nation, Prince slipped to the #2 spot with "Purple Rain".
  • 1999 - On this day in history, Britney Spears' debut album "Baby One More Time" was released. 
  • 2005 - Bob Marley's widow announced her plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and rebury them in his "spiritual resting place" in Africa.


  • John Singer Sargent 1856 
  • The "Amazing Kreskin" 1935
  • Joe Frazier 1944 
  • Howard Stern 1954 
  • Kirstie Alley 1955