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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 12 - The Day in History

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

1904 : Henry Ford sets speed record

Civil War
1865 : Union General Kilpatrick is promoted

Cold War
1954 : Dulles announces policy of "massive retaliation"

1995 : Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested

1888 : Blizzard brings tragedy to Northwest Plains
2010 : Massive earthquake strikes Haiti

General Interest
1879 : British-Zulu War begins
1932 : First elected female senator
1984 : Pyramid mystery unearthed

1981 : Dynasty premieres on ABC

1876 : Jack London is born

1928 : Pianist Vladimir Horowitz makes his American debut at Carnegie Hall

Old West
1838 : Joseph Smith abandons Ohio

1942 : Roosevelt (re)creates the National War Labor Board
Johnson says U.S. should stay in Vietnam

1969 : Broadway Joe delivers

Vietnam War
1962 : Operation Ranch Hand initiated
1971 : "Harrisburg Six" charged with conspiracy

World War I
1919 : Leaders of the Big Four nations meet for the first time in Paris

World War II
1943 : Soviet forces penetrate the siege of Leningrad


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