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This Day in History for January 12

This Day In History1773 – First public museum established in north America colonies (Charleston, SC)

1803 – US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France.

1865 – 13th Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC.

1896 – 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson, NC)

1906 – 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)

1915 – US House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.

1920 – Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to.

1937 – Plough for laying submarine cable patented.

1943 – Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

1949 – “Arthur Godfrey & his Friends” premieres on CBS TV.

1956 – FBI arrests 6 members of the Great Brink’s robbery gang, 6 days before statute of limitations runs out.

1959 – American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records.

1963 – “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1.

1966 – “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC.

1974 – “Joker” by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1.

1983 – Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame.

1991 – US Congress gives George H.W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq.

2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public in Anaheim.

2013 – “Mile High Miracle”, in AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.

2017 – US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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