On This Day In History, 12 January

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World Events Today

  • The House of Representatives in the United States, rejected another proposal to give women the right to vote today in 1915
  • George W Bush got approval, from the senate, to use military force against Iraq today in 1991
  • The Haiti earthquake hit today in 2010, over 100,000 people died and an estimated 1 million were left homeless

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American record label Motown, was founded by Berry Gordy Junior today in 1959
  • The American prime time television soap opera Dynasty, aired for the first time today in 1981 on the ABC network
  • The American crime drama television series True Detective, aired for the first time today in 2014 on HBO

Family Events Today

  • The Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons fast-food restaurant chain, Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton, was born today in 1930 in Ontario
  • The American entrepreneur and founder of the Amazon empire Jeff Bezos, was born today in 1964 in Albuquerque
  • The English author Agatha Christie, whose works included Murder on the Orient Express and Mousetrap, died today in 1976 aged 85

Main Event Today

  • The American psychology professor James Hiram Bedford, died today in 1967 aged 73, he was the first person to be cryonically preserved, he remains preserved to this date

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Curried Chicken Day

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