Historical Events on January 12

Remembrance on January 12

International Events:

1583Holland started use of Gregorian calendar.
1812First cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam from Natchez.
1820Royal Astronomical Society founded in England.
1839Anthracite coal first used to smelt iron.
1896First X-ray photo taken in U.S. by Dr. Henry Smith and Davidson NC.
1900Freeland Colony founded in USA.
1908A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1924History of Science Society organized at Boston.
1932Hattie W Caraway elected as the first woman senator.
1933U.S. Congress recognized independence Philippines.
1948First Supermarket in U.K. opened.
1957Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.
2005Deep Impact spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral.

National Events:

1708Shahu was crowned as the Maratha ruler.
1992India and Russia signed a new political treaty.

Days Observed on January 12:

Name of the DayObserved Country/OrganizationNational Youth DayIndia
Memorial DayTurkmenistan
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