Monday, January 12, 2009

Today In History

1896 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)


1906 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)


1915 House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote


1943 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)


1946 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to Los Angeles


1948 Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast


1948 1st Supermarket in UK opens


1949 "Arthur Godfrey & His Friends" premieres on CBS TV


1952 University of Tennessee admits its 1st black student


1952 NFL Pro Bowl National Conference beats American Conference 30-13


1966 "Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV


1968 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV


1969 Super Bowl III New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami; Super Bowl MVP Joe Namath, New York Jets, Quarterback


1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage


1971 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV


1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes


1975 Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates


1985 Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship


1991 US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq


1995 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles


1997 HAL becomes operational (2001: A Space Odyssey); this date was given as January 12, 1992 on screen, but 1997 is the date used in both the novel and screenplay


Religious Observances


Anglican : Commemoration of St Aelred


Roman Catholic : Feast of St Victorian


Christian : Plough Monday





Religious History


1777 The Mission Santa Clara de Asis was established. It was one of nine missions founded by Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junipero Serra, between 1769-1784.


1779 Pioneer American Methodist bishop Francis Asbury recorded in his journal: 'If the Lord is pleased to work, who or what can hinder?'


1825 Birth of Brooke Foss Westcott, British N.T. scholar. In 1881, he and F. J. A. Hort co-edited a famous critical text of the Greek New Testament -- one which is still used today.


1839 Scottish clergyman Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: 'It is not the tempest, nor the earthquake, nor the fire, but the still small voice of the Spirit that carries on the glorious work of saving souls.'


1893 Representatives of 21 mission boards met in NY City to discuss common concerns. Soon becoming an annual event, by 1911 the convention was known as the Foreign Missions Conference. In 1950 it became a constituting member of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, serving as its Division of Foreign Missions.




Famous Births


1906 Tex Ritter Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, The Wayward Wind)


1951 Kirstie Alley Wichita KS, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)


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