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January 12th Today's Highlights in History

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Tuesday, January 12th
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On Jan. 12, 1915, the United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote. (Go to article.)

On Jan. 12 , 1876, Jack London , the American author best known for his novel "The Call of the Wild" , was born. Following his death on Nov. 22 , 1916, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On January 12, 1861, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about secession. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1519    Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.

1773    The first public museum in America was established, in Charleston, S.C.

1932    Hattie W. Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. (She had been appointed two months earlier to fill the vacancy caused by her husband's death.)

1945    Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe during World War II.

1948    The Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

1959    Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.

1969    Led Zeppelin's self-titled first album was released.

1969    The New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

1971    The sitcom "All in the Family" premiered on CBS.

1976    Mystery writer Agatha Christie died at age 85.

1991    A deeply divided Congress gave President George H.W. Bush the authority to use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait. (The Senate vote was 52-47; the House followed suit 250-183.)

1998    Nineteen European nations signed a treaty in Paris opposing 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    The baseball that Mark McGwire hit for his record-setting 70th home run of the 1998 season was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder.

2000    The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.

2003    Singer Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died at age 53.

2005    Britain's Prince Harry apologized after a newspaper published a photograph of the young royal wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.

2006    Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who'd shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from an Istanbul prison after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist.

2006    A stampede broke out during the Islamic hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, killing 363 people.

Current Birthdays

Howard Stern turns 56 years old today.

AP Photo/Charles Sykes Radio talk show host Howard Stern turns 56 years old today.

84    Ray Price
Country singer

80    Glenn Yarborough

75    The Amazing Kreskin

71    William Lee Golden
Country singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)

66    Joe Frazier
Boxing Hall of Famer

66    Cynthia Robinson
Rock musician (Sly and the Family Stone)

59    Kirstie Alley
Actress ("Cheers")

59    Rush Limbaugh
Radio talk show host

58    Ricky Van Shelton
Country singer

52    Christiane Amanpour
Broadcast journalist

50    Dominique Wilkins
Basketball Hall of Famer

46    Jeff Bezos founder and CEO

44    Rob Zombie
Rock singer

43    Vendela

42    Rachael Harris

36    Melanie Chisholm
Singer (Spice Girls)

28    Dontrelle Willis
Baseball player

Historic Birthdays

Jack London

1/12/1876 - 11/22/1916
American novelist
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61    John Winthrop
1/12/1588 (O.S.) - 3/26/1649 (O.S.)
Massachusetts Bay Colony founder

75    Charles Perrault
1/12/1628 - 5/16/1703
French poet

56    John Hancock
1/12/1737(O.S.)- 10/8/1793 (O.S.)
American revolutionary leader

41    Jakob Michael Lenz
1/12/1751 - 5/24/1792
Russian-born German poet

69    Francis Henry Underwood
1/12/1825 - 8/7/1894
American lawyer/author

69    John Singer Sargent
1/12/1856 - 4/15/1925
Italian-born American artist

86    Max Eastman
1/12/1883 - 3/25/1969
American poet/editor

80    Louis Horst
1/12/1884 - 1/23/1964
American pianist/composer

53    Hermann Goering
1/12/1893 - 10/15/1946
German Nazi commander

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