Events, January 12th

1896 – At Davidson College, several students took x-ray photographs. They created the first X-ray photographs to be made in America.

1904 – Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached 91.37 miles per hour.

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.

1915 – The U.S. Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park.

1930 – Former hockey defenceman Tim Horton (founder of Tim Horton’s) was born; he died in a car crash February 21st, 1971 at the age of 41.

1966 – “Batman” debuted on ABC-TV.

1967 – “Dragnet” returned to NBC-TV after being off the network schedule for eight years.

1970 – The breakaway state of Biafra capitulated and the Nigerian civil war came to an end.

1971 – “All In the Family” debuted on CBS. (Image:


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