TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Jan. 12, 1959
Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.
ON THIS DATE 1828
The United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain.
The TV series “Batman,” starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, premiered on ABC, airing twice a week on consecutive nights.
The groundbreaking situation comedy “All in the Family” premiered on CBS television.
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Illinois v. Wardlow, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.