Saturday 1/12

1773 The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, South Carolina.

1896 Dr. Henry Louis Smith took the first x-ray photograph.

1932 Arkansas Democrat Ophelia Wyatt Caraway became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis became the first commissioner of baseball.

1958 The NCAA added the two-point conversion to college football scoring.

1959 The Bozo Show, starring Bozo The Clown, debuted on TV.

1960 Smell-O-Vision debuted, which piped odors like garlic and tobacco into the movie theater as viewers watched the film A Scent Of Mystery.

1966 The campy ’60s TV classic Batman premiered on ABC.

1969 In one of football’s biggest upsets, the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III. Jets quarterback Joe Namath, who’d predicted the victory, won MVP honors.

1971 The groundbreaking sitcom All In The Family debuted on CBS.

1974 “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band hits Number One on the pop chart.

1976 Author Agatha Christie (Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile) dies at age 85.

1977 Rolling Stones singer-guitarist Keith Richards is fined 750 English pounds for possession of cocaine in his car, which he wrecked on May 19th the previous year. He is also charged an additional 250 pounds for court costs, but is found not guilty of possession of LSD.

1981 The ABC prime time soap Dynasty premiered.

1991 Congress gave President George H. W. Bush the okay to use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait. Four days later, the Persian Gulf War began.

1998 Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr‘s office with taped phone conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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