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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1987Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

1951Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

19796th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

1995Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

1966"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1997Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

1991US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

1960Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

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

January 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

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

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

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

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

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

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

January 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 12th

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

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

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

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

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

2003Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

January 12th Deaths
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