January 12 – On This Day In History

12 January

 

What happened today in history?

  • 1895 – The National Trust is founded in the UK.
  • 1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first women elected to the Senate of the United States.
  • 2010 – An earthquake in Haiti kills more than 300,000 people.

Who was born today?

  • 1729 – Edmund Burke – Irish philosopher and politician.
  • 1876 – Jack London – American writer (author of Call of the Wild and White Fang).
  • 1944 – Joe Frazier – American boxer.
  • 1963 – David Mitchell – English author.

 

Who died today?

  • 1960 – Nevil Shute – English author.

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