Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 12

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This is a list of selected January 12 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Memorial Day in Turkmenistan (1881); no footnotes
1848 – The Palermo rising in Sicily commenced against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies. no footnotes
1872Yohannes IV was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years. refimprove section
1895 – The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, was founded. refimprove
1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law was founded; many leading Filipino political figures have since graduated from it. unreferenced section
1932 – Running in a special election, Hattie Wyatt Caraway became the first woman elected to the United States Senate. refimprove section
1945World War II: The Soviet Union's Red Army crossed the Vistula River in Poland on their way to invade Germany. refimprove
1959Motown Records was founded as Tamla Records in Detroit, eventually popularizing the eponymous style of soul music. refimprove
1971 – The American situation comedy All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, was first broadcast on the CBS television network; the show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously deemed unsuitable for U.S. network television comedy. refimprove section


January 12: Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

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