TODAY IN HISTORY: OCTOBER 12

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1492

Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas.

1576

Rudolf II, the king of Hungary and Bohemia, succeeds his father, Maximillian II, as Holy Roman Emperor.

1609

The song “Three Blind Mice” is published in London, believed to be the earliest printed secular song.

1702

Admiral Sir George Rooke defeats the French fleet off Vigo.

1722

Shah Sultan Husayn surrenders the Persian capital of Isfahan to Afgan rebels after a seven month siege.

1809

Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, dies under mysterious circumstances in Tennessee.

1872

Apache leader Cochise signs a peace treaty with General Howard in Arizona Territory.

1899

The Anglo-Boer War begins.

1915

Despite international protests, Edith Cavell, an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners.

1933

Alcatraz Island is made a federal maximum security prison.

The U.S. Fifth Army begins an assault crossing of the Volturno River in Italy.

1949

Eugenie Anderson becomes the first woman U.S. ambassador.

1960

Inejiro Asanuma, leaders of the Japan Socialist Party, is assassinated during a live TV broadcast.

1964

1964 USSR launches Voskhod I, first spacecraft with multi-person crew; it is also the first mission in which the crew did not wear space suits.

1970

President Richard Nixon announces the pullout of 40,000 more American troops in Vietnam by Christmas.

The House of Representatives passes the Equal Rights Amendment 354-23.

1984

The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonates at bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; 5 others are killed and 31 wounded.

1994

NASA loses contact with the Magellan probe spacecraft in the thick atmosphere of Venus.

1999

Chief of Army Staff Perez Musharraf seizes power in Pakistan through a bloodless military coup.

2000

Suicide bombers at Aden, Yemen, damage USS Cole; 17 crew members killed and over 35 wounded.

Terrorist bombers kill over 200 and wound over 300 more at the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali.

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