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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1970

Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

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1971

Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)

Birth
1971

Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)

Birth
1971

Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1971

Andy Fox, Sacramento CA, infielder (NY Yankees)

Birth
1971

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

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1971

Congressional Black Caucus organizes

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1971

"Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances

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1971

"All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV

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1972

Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn't happen)

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1972

Dominique Ross, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1972

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90

Death
1973

Greg Morton, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Scarecrow and Mrs King)

Birth
1974

Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

Event
1974

"Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1

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1974

Melanie Jayne Chisholm, "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)

Birth
1975

Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo

Death
1975

Superbowl IX: Pitts Steelers beat Minn Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB

Event
1975

Jocelyn Thibault, Montreal, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)

Birth
1975

Chase Hampton, Okla City Okla, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)

Birth
1975

Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates

Event
1976

Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85

Death
1976

UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org

Event
1977

Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69

Death
1977

Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes

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