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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1944

Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterd

Event
1944

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

Birth
1945

Maggie Bell, Glasgow Scotland, rocker

Birth
1945

US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of South China Sea

Event
1945

German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge

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1946

NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA

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1946

George Duke, San Rafael Ca, rocker

Birth
1946

Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly and Family Stone-Everyday People)

Birth
1946

"Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances

Event
1946

Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!," premieres in Rome

Event
1947

Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77

Death
1947

Tom Dempsey, NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)

Birth
1948

1st Supermarket in UK opens

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1948

US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)

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1948

Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

Event
1948

Anthony Andrews, London England, actor (Under the Volcano)

Birth
1949

James W Dietz, rower

Birth
1949

Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter

Event
1949

"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" premieres on CBS TV

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1949

Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)

Birth
1950

Marilyn R Smith, microbiologist

Birth
1950

USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage

Event
1950

Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44

Death
1950

Bob McEwen, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )

Birth
1950

Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die

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