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January 12th, 2007 (January 12 2007)EventComet McNaught reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventThe foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventA stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventTurkey releases Mehmet Ali Agca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventThe French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
January 12th, 2005 (January 12 2005)EventDeep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
January 12th, 2004 (January 12 2004)EventThe world s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
January 12th, 1998 (January 12 1998)EventNineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
January 12th, 1995 (January 12 1995)EventMalcolm X s daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan. Malcolm X Quotes
January 12th, 1992 (January 12 1992)EventA new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali. Ovid Quotes
January 12th, 1991 (January 12 1991)EventGulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
January 12th, 1976 (January 12 1976)EventThe UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
January 12th, 1971 (January 12 1971)EventThe Harrisburg Six: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.Henry Kissinger Quotes
January 12th, 1970 (January 12 1970)EventBiafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
January 12th, 1967 (January 12 1967)EventDr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
January 12th, 1966 (January 12 1966)EventLyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
January 12th, 1964 (January 12 1964)EventRebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
January 12th, 1945 (January 12 1945)EventWorld War II: The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe.
January 12th, 1942 (January 12 1942)EventPresident Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
January 12th, 1940 (January 12 1940)EventWorld War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
January 12th, 1932 (January 12 1932)EventHattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
January 12th, 1918 (January 12 1918)EventFinland s "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)EventThe Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress. The Rock Quotes
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)EventThe United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.
January 12th, 1911 (January 12 1911)EventThe University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
January 12th, 1908 (January 12 1908)EventA long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
January 12th, 1906 (January 12 1906)EventSir Henry Campbell-Bannerman s cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.Winston Churchill Quotes
January 12th, 1898 (January 12 1898)EventIto Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
January 12th, 1895 (January 12 1895)EventThe National Trust is founded in Britain.
January 12th, 1875 (January 12 1875)EventKwang-su becomes emperor of China.An Wang Quotes
January 12th, 1872 (January 12 1872)EventYohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
January 12th, 1866 (January 12 1866)EventThe Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
January 12th, 1848 (January 12 1848)EventThe Palermo rising in Sicily rises against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
January 12th, 1808 (January 12 1808)EventThe organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
January 12th, 1777 (January 12 1777)EventMission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
January 12th, 1773 (January 12 1773)EventThe first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
January 12th, 1539 (January 12 1539)EventTreaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Quotes
January 12th, 1528 (January 12 1528)EventGustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
January 12th, 0475 (January 12 0475)EventBasiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.

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