Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 12

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This is a list of selected January 12 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled January 12, 2019 featured article or the January 12, 2019 featured picture.

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
1838 – In order to avoid persecution by anti-Mormons, Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, along with his followers, fled Kirtland, Ohio for Far West, Missouri. neutrality issues
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. multiple issues
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 "Motown" style of soul music. refimprove
1970 – The self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra in southeastern Nigeria capitulated, ending the Nigerian Civil War. Currently says January 13? plus, multiple issues
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)

Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

John Winthrop (b. 1587/88) · Étienne Lenoir (b. 1822) · Nikolai Podgorny (d. 1983)

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