On This Day in History - January 12

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 12

1493 January 12

1493-01-12

Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily

1755 January 12

1755-01-12

Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University

1807 January 12

1807-01-12

Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden, Netherlands, 150 die

1839 January 12

1839-01-12

Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn

1869 January 12

1869-01-12

1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)

1896 January 12

1896-01-12

1st X-ray photo in U.S. (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson NC)

1912 January 12

1912-01-12

-47 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Washta, Iowa (state record)

1945 January 12

1945-01-12

U.S. Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea

1948 January 12

1948-01-12

Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

1950 January 12

1950-01-12

U.S.S.R. re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage

1953 January 12

1953-01-12

9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow

1961 January 12

1961-01-12

U.N. genocide pact goes into effect

1986 January 12

1986-01-12

24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched

1989 January 12

1989-01-12

6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)

1992 January 12

1992-01-12

13th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 27 awards

1995 January 12

1995-01-12

Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

2005 January 12

2005-01-12

Deep Impact spacecraft is launched from Cape Canaveral