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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.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - January 12th
John Singer Sargent 1856
The "Amazing Kreskin" 1935
Joe Frazier 1944
Howard Stern 1954
Kirstie Alley 1955
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