Today in History for 12th January 2019

Historical Events

1940 – World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
1942 – British troops reconquer Sollum
1963 – “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
1986 – 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
1997 – Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
2014 – Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

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Famous Birthdays

1562 – Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
1821 – Nikolai Afanisev, composer
1932 – Des O’Connor, British television presenter, born in Stepney, London
1937 – Marie Dubois, French actress (Wise Guys, Jules and Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
1941 – Jaime Fuster, American politician (Rep-D-PR, 1985- ), born in Guayama, Puerto Rico (d. 2007)
1960 – Dominique Wilkins, American NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks), born in Paris, France

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Famous Deaths

1807 – Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot, dies at 60
1867 – Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74
1944 – Lance C. Wade, American pilot (b. 1915)
1995 – Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
1997 – Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), dies at 95
1999 – Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)

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