EVENTS OCCURING OR THAT OCCURED ON THIS DAY 12 January IN HISTORY
On this day, 12 January

1908
Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument

American Revolution

1775
Jewish Patriot joins Provincial Congress of South Carolina

Automotive

1937
Violence erupts at GM plant strike
Civil War

1863
Battle of Arkansas Post
Cold War

1989
Reagan gives his farewell address
Crime

2012
Van der Sloot admits to Peru murder

Disaster

1966
Flash flood in Rio
General Interest

1928
Stalin banishes Trotsky

1935
Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California

1949
Cornerstone laid at Washington’s Islamic Center
Hollywood

1927
Charlie Chaplin’s assets frozen
Literary

1978
Song of Solomon wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Music

1992
Paul Simon returns to Johannesburg, South Africa, with the blessing of the U.N.
Old West

1908
Grand Canyon National Monument is created
Presidential

1908
Roosevelt dedicates the Grand Canyon as a national monument
Sports

1973
American League adopts designated hitter rule
Vietnam War

1956
Diem issues Ordinance No. 6

1965
Demonstrations erupt in Saigon and Hue

World War I

1916
French forces occupy Corfu
World War II

1945
Truce signed in Greek Civil War

2010
Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank, dies at 100

 
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