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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1995

Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77

Death
1995

Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

Event
1995

Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

Event
1995

Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

Event
1996

Sarah Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (survived)

Birth
1996

Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76

Death
1996

Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)

Event
1996

Sarahi Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)

Birth
1996

John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70

Death
1996

Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65

Death
1997

Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60

Death
1997

Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95

Death
1997

Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

Event
1997

Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space

Event
1997

Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated

Event
1997

HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Event
1997

Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions

Event
1997

17th United Negro College Fund raises

Event
1997

Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions

Event
1997

wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions

Event
1997

Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86

Death