12th January

The events happened on 12th January are :

1879 : Beginning of Zulu War : The Zulu War began this week in 1879 as the British sought control over Zululand in eastern South Africa, and, despite initial setbacks, British forces were victorious over the Zulu army after six months of fighting.

1969 : American gridiron football quarterback Joe Namath, having “guaranteed” victory, led the New York Jets to a 16–7 win over the favoured Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

1932 : Hattie Ophelia Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

1916 : P.W. Botha, prime minister (1978–84) and president (1984–89) of South Africa, was born.

1876 : American novelist Jack London, author of Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906), was born in San Francisco.

1773 : The oldest public museum in the United States was established in colonial Charleston, South Carolina.

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