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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1903Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

1958Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

1948Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

1971Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

1994Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

1995Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

2014"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

1966Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

199723rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

1995Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1964Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1893Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1930[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

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Notable Weddings on January 12th

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

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Notable Deaths on January 12th

1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

1976Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

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