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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1989

6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)

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1990

Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)

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1990

Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

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1990

Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96

Death
1990

Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70

Death
1991

Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86

Death
1991

Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77

Death
1991

Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)

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1991

US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

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1991

Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)

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1992

US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman

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1992

Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished

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1992

13th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 27 awards

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1992

Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round

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1992

Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76

Death
1992

Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84

Death
1993

Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45

Death
1993

MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

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1993

Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease

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1994

Bob Horen, dies of cancer at 67

Death
1994

Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85

Death
1994

Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1994

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

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1995

Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50

Death
1995

George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93

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