12 Weird But Real Events That Happened in History on January 12
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose
Do you enjoy learning new things daily? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.
I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as from some of my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, Brainy History,orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from History Orb and Wikipedia.
While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.
Here are today’s 12 Weird But Real Events That Happened in History on January 12, I hope you find them interesting, too.
Anniversaries of Historical Events on January 12th
1583 - Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was January 1, 1583 and jumped to January 12, 1583, skipping 11 days).
1777 - Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in what would become the city of Santa Clara in the County of Santa Clara, Calif., later known as Silicon Valley.
1896 – First X-ray photo taken in the US by Dr Henry Smith in Davidson NC).
1906 - First time Dow Jones closes above 100 (officially closes at 100.26).
1948 –Pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi of India begins his final fast.
1966 – Holy TV Show, Batman! The campy super-hero television show "Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV.
1968 - Beatles Film Production Ltd. changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd.
1981 - "Dynasty", a night-time soap opera, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV.
1989 – Notorious dictator Idi Amin expelled from Zaire.
1995 - Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles, Calif.
2004 - The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
2006 - A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
Thank you for reading. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics. I hope you learned something new from reading about these 12 Weird But Real Events That Happened in History on January 12.