Historical Events for 12th January 2020

1773 – First public museum established in north American colonies (Charlestown, SC)
1861 – Florida state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens (US Civil War)
1915 – US House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote
1916 – Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke receive the Pour le Merite, the German Empire’s highest military award, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircrafts
1924 – History of Science Society organized at Boston
1933 – Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
1949 – “Arthur Godfrey and his Friends” premieres on CBS TV
1961 – UN genocide pact goes into effect
1977 – Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
2019 – 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia

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