Today is Tuesday, January 12th. It’s National Marzipan Day, National Glazed Doughnut Day, National Hot Tea Day, National Curried Chicken Day, International Kiss A Ginger Day, National Pharmacist Day and Work Harder Day
There are 12 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 21 days until Groundhog Day
There are 33 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 67 days until Spring
Today is the day that…
— in 1896, The first X-ray in the U.S. is taken by Dr. Henry Smith in Davidson, North Carolina
— in 1915, The U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote
— in 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit
— in 1966, the TV show Batman premiered on ABC, starring Adam West and Burt Ward
— in 1967, a Louisville, Kentucky draft board refuses an exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
— in 1968, the nighttime version of “Hollywood Squares” premiered on NBC
— in 1969, Led Zeppelin’s self-titled first album was released
— in 1971, All In The Family premiered on CBS
— also in 1971, Janis Joplin’s album Pearl is released, three months after her death from a heroin overdose
— in 1974, Steve Miller’s “The Joker” hits #1 in the US, leaving many to wonder what exactly is the “pompatus of love.”
— in 1976, mystery writer Agatha Christie died at age 85
— in 1981, “Dynasty” premiered on ABC
— in 1991, a divided Congress gave President Bush the go-ahead on the Persian Gulf War
— in 1993, Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend
— in 1995, The murder trial against O.J. Simpson begins in L.A.
— in 1997, the animated comedy King Of The Hill premieres on FOX.
— in 1998, Linda Tripp provided Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
— in 1998, The 13th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & The Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana, and Gene Vincent.
— in 2001, the Disney Channel series “Lizzie McGuire” premieres, starring Hilary Duff
— in 2003, Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees dies at the age of 53, due to complications of a twisted intestine, which causes him to go into cardiac arrest
— in 2005, Britain’s Prince Harry apologized after a newspaper published a photograph of him wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.
— in 2009, Tony Dungy retired as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts
— in 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing 230,000 people and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
— in 2017, President Barack Obama awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
— in 2018, ABC college football announcer Keith Jackson died at the age of 89
— and in 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 24-0 deficit to beat the Houston Texas 51-31 in an AFC Divisional playoff game
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