Thursday, January 12, 2017
History for January 12 - On-This-Day.com:
Edmund Burke 1729, Jack London 1876, Rush Limbaugh 1951
Howard Stern 1954, Kirstie Alley 1955, Jeffrey Bezos 1964
49 BC - Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River signaling a war between Rome and Gaul.
1908 - A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
1943 - The Office of Price Administration announced that standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by 'Victory Sausages.'
1949 - "Kukla, Fran and Ollie", the Chicago-based children’s show, made its national debut on NBC-TV.
1971 - "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV.
1991 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military power to force Iraq out of Kuwait.
1998 - Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.