Today in History- 12th January  

International Events: 12th January
Year Event
1896 First X-ray photograph taken by H. L. Smith.
1932 Hattie W. Caraway of Democratic Party from Arkansas became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
1991 The US Congress votes for the use of military force against Iraq to end its occupation of Kuwait.
1998 Nineteen European countries signed anti human cloning.
2010 A major earthquake of 7.0 magnitudes kills an estimated 316,000 lives in Haiti.