National Handwriting Day

1628 - Charles Perrault was born.
1737 - James Hancock was born.
1816 - France decreed that the Bonaparte family should be excluded from the country forever.
1896 - H.L. Smith took the first x-ray photograph. It was a hand with a bullet in it. The hand was attached to a corpse.
1902 - Joe E. Lewis, American actor and comedian born.
1906 - Henry Youngman American comedian and actor born
1932 - Hattie W. Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
1950 - A Swedish tanker struck the British submarine Truculent during the submarine's trials in the River Thames. Only 15 of 70 men on the submarine survived.
1971 - "All In the Family" debuted - on CBS-TV.

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- (Tanzania)
Baptism of Jesus -- (Christian)
Plough Sunday -- (Christian - England)
Yellow Galactic Seed Day -- (Mayan)
Sel Day of salt -- (French Revolutionary Calendar)
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History for January 12:

1922 - Mrs. Hattie Caraway becomes first woman elected to U.S. Senate.
1945 - US Navy destroys 41 Japanese ships in the Battle of South China Sea.
1971 - Norman Lear's "All in the Family" premieres.
1986 - 24th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 7 is launched.

1588 - John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1737 - John Hancock, Signer of the Declaration of Independance
1876 - Jack London, writer (Call of the Wild)

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