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January 12 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 1528
    Gustav I of Sweden is crowned king.
  • 1554
    Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.
  • 1616
    The city of Belém is founded in Pará, Brazil by Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.
  • 1777
    Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
  • 1808
    The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1808
    John Rennie’s scheme to defend St Mary’s Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.
  • 1848
    The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • 1866
    The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • 1872
    Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1895
    The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • 1898
    Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 1899
    Thirteen crew members and five apprentices are rescued from the stricken schooner Forest Hall by the Lynmouth Lifeboat when the former founders off the coast of Devon.
  • 1902
    Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formally dissolved.
  • 1906
    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • 1908
    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 1911
    The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1915
    The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
  • 1916
    Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire’s highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.
  • 1918
    Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law goes into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1921
    Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner.

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