1/12/2020 12:03:00 AM Today In History - January 12
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1966 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuted on ABC; and in 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS featuring the first toilet flush on TV.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1528 - Gustav I of Sweden "father of the nation" crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
1839 - Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn
1872 - Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1966 - "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC
1967 - Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
1967 - Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
1970 - Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
1971 - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
1991 - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
1995 - Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
2010 - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
1628 - Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)
1856 - John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
1926 - Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
1944 - Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)