A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 12th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 12, 1971, a group of conspirators dubbed by the press as “The Harrisburg Seven” were indicted on charges that they planned to blow up the steam heating tunnels to Federal buildings in the Nation’s capital, as well as to kidnap National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger.
On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit the cloning of humans.
On January 12, 2004, the RMS Queen Mary 2, flagship of the Cunard Line, left port on its maiden voyage after having been christened 4 days earlier by Queen Elizabeth II.
On January 12, 2005, the American space exploration agency known as NASA launched a mission called Deep Impact, a probe designed to violently impact the comet Tempel 1.
On January 12, 2006, during the ceremony associated with the final day of the Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca), 362 Muslim pilgrims were stampeded to death in a sudden movement of the vast crowd.
On January 12, 2020, the National Football League’s 2019 season hurtled toward its final determination as to who would wear the Championship crown for the next year.
Computer-animated monster comedy fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Hotel Transylvania: Transformania on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:00PM!
Computer screen mystery thriller fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Missing on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00PM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 on 1345 SOM Center Rd. in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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