Today in History -12 January

Important Events

1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the “father of the nation”
1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
1872 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, 1st imperial coronation in Axum in over 200 years
1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
2010 Earthquake Devastates Haiti, killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

Jan 12 in Film & TV

1966 “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

Jan 12 in Music

1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released first in the US

Jan 12 in Sport

2009 Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time at a ceremony in Zurich

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