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On Jan. 12, 1519, Holy Ro­man Em­peror Max­i­m­il­ian I died.

In 1737

rev­o­lu­tion­ary leader John Han­cock, the first signer of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, was born in Brain­tree, Mass.

In 1773

the first pub­lic mu­seum in Amer­ica was es­tab­lished, in Charleston, S.C.

In 1915

the U.S.

House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­jected a pro­posal to give women the right to vote.

In 1932

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

In 1948

the Supreme Court ruled that states could not dis­crim­i­nate against law-school ap­pli­cants be­cause of race.

In 1954

ra­dio shock jock Howard Stern was born in New York.

In 1969

the New York Jets de­feated the Bal­ti­more Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III at the Or­ange Bowl in Mi­ami.

In 1971

the ground­break­ing tele­vi­sion sit­com “All in the Fam­ily” pre­miered on CBS.

In 1986

the space shut­tle Co­lum­bia blasted off with a crew that in­cluded U.S. Rep. Bill Nel­son, D-Fla., and the first His­panic-Amer­i­can in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.

In 2010

a mag­ni­tude 7.0 earth­quake struck near the Haitian cap­i­tal Port-auPrince, dev­as­tat­ing the im­pov­er­ished na­tion and killing more than 300,000.

In 2013

the NHL’s four-month lock­out ended as the league and the play­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion com­pleted sign­ing a mem­o­ran­dum.

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