On this date in history:
In 1912, industrialist Andrew Carnegie lined up with the anti-trust view of former President Theodore Roosevelt as against the trust dissolution plans of President Taft today in testimony before the Stanley Committee.
In 1919, UP correspondent John Graudenz arrested by German troops while en route to the scene of an attack in Berlin, he was later released.
In 1921, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected the first commissioner of Major League Baseball.
In 1932, Hattie Caraway, D-Ark., became the first woman elected to serve a full term as a United States Senator.
In 1943, the U.S. wartime Office of Price Administration said standard frankfurters would be replaced during World War II by Victory Sausages consisting of a mixture of meat and soy meal.
In 1986, U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., traveled into space aboard the shuttle Columbia.
In 1994, U.S. President Bill Clinton asked Attorney General Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the Whitewater land deal affair that involved him and the first lady.
In 2003, Maurice Gibb, 53, of the Bee Gees, died of complications from an intestinal blockage.
In 2006, about 350 people were crushed to death by a stampeding crowd at the entrance to Jamarat Bridge in Mina, Saudi Arabia, during a pilgrimage to Mecca.
In 2010, a magnitude-7 earthquake dealt Haiti and its capital Port-au-Prince a catastrophic blow, killing tens of thousands of people.
In 2013, a bus struck a pole on the side of a road in Nepal and plunged 700 feet down a slope. Authorities said the accident killed at least 30 people and injured many others.
In 2014, Six world powers (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States) and Iran agreed on a plan to restrict Iranian nuclear operations in return for the easing of some economic sanctions. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, We've taken a critical, significant step forward towards reaching a verifiable resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
In 2016, 10 people died and 15 were wounded in a bombing near the historic Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Those born on this date include:
- French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628
- British statesman Edmund Burke in 1729
- painter John Singer Sargent in 1856...Read More
Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2017 with 354 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain