Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On this Day in History January 12


January 12 : General Interest
1926: Original Amos n Andy debuts on Chicago radio

On this day in 1926, the two-man comedy series "Sam 'n' Henry" debuts on Chicago's WGN radio station... read more

American Revolution
1777 : Hugh Mercer dies from wounds received in Battle of Princeton
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hugh-mercer-dies-from-wounds-received-in-battle-of-princeton

Automotive
1904 : Henry Ford sets speed record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-ford-sets-speed-record

Civil War
1865 : Union General Kilpatrick is promoted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-kilpatrick-is-promoted

Cold War
1954 : Dulles announces policy of "massive retaliation"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-announces-policy-of-massive-retaliation

Crime
1995 : Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/malcolm-xs-daughter-arrested

Disaster
1888 : Blizzard brings tragedy to Northwest Plains
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blizzard-brings-tragedy-to-northwest-plains
2010 : Massive earthquake strikes Haiti
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-earthquake-strikes-haiti

General Interest
1879 : British-Zulu War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-zulu-war-begins
1932 : First elected female senator
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-elected-female-senator
1984 : Pyramid mystery unearthed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pyramid-mystery-unearthed

Hollywood
1981 : Dynasty premieres on ABC
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dynasty-premieres-on-abc

Literary
1876 : Jack London is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jack-london-is-born

Music
1928 : Pianist Vladimir Horowitz makes his American debut at Carnegie Hall
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pianist-vladimir-horowitz-makes-his-american-debut-at-carnegie-hall

Old West
1838 : Joseph Smith abandons Ohio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joseph-smith-abandons-ohio

Presidential
1942 : Roosevelt (re)creates the National War Labor Board
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-recreates-the-national-war-labor-board
1966 : Johnson says U.S. should stay in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-says-us-should-stay-in-vietnam

Sports
1969 : Broadway Joe delivers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/broadway-joe-delivers

Vietnam War
1962 : Operation Ranch Hand initiatede
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
1971 : "Harrisburg Six" charged with conspiracy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harrisburg-six-charged-with-conspiracy

World War I
1919 : Leaders of the Big Four nations meet for the first time in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leaders-of-the-big-four-nations-meet-for-the-first-time-in-paris

World War II
1943 : Soviet forces penetrate the siege of Leningrad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-forces-penetrate-the-siege-of-leningrad

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