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Daily Calendar for Thursday, January 12, 2023

Died

  • Marie-Antoine CarΓͺme (French haute cuisine founder) –
  • Shep (loyal dog) –
  • Agatha Christie (author) –
  • Cyrus Vance (Secretary of State under Jimmy Carter) –
  • Maurice Gibb (with his brothers built the Bee Gees into a disco sensation with hits like Stayin’ Alive” and β€œMore Than a Womanβ€β€œ) –

Born

  • John Singer Sargent (artist) –
  • Frank Gerber (manufacturer) –
  • Jack London (author) –
  • Joe Lewis (comedian) –
  • Tex Ritter (singer) –
  • Jose Arcadio Limon (dancer) –
  • James Leonard Farmer Jr. (civil rights activist) –
  • Katherine MacGregor (actress) –
  • Tim Horton (hockey player) –
  • Joe Frazier (boxer) –
  • Kirstie Alley (actress) –
  • Christiane Amanpour (broadcast journalist) –
  • Dominique Wilkins (basketball player) –

Events

  • First public museum in America, Charleston Museum, organized in Charleston, South Carolina –
  • Mission Santa Clara de Asis in California established–
  • Forward pass legalized in football–
  • A couple from China became the youngest parents in history. The dad was 9 years old and the mom was 8–
  • Ford Motor Co. raised minimum daily wage from $2.30 to $5.00–
  • Hattie Caraway was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She was appointed in 1931 to fill the Arkansas seat left vacant by the death of her husband, and then elected in 1932 and re-elected in 1938–
  • U.S. State Department denied passports to American Communist Party members–
  • Batman made its television debut–
  • Boeing 747 landed at Heathrow Airport in London after its first trans-atlantic proving flight from NY–
  • All in the Family made its television debut–
  • Swimmer Melvin Stewart set world record in 200-meter butterfly–
  • Fictional Hal 9000 computer in film 2001: A Space Odyssey became operational–
  • Launch of Deep Impact spacecraft to study comet Tempel 1–
  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti approximately 16 miles from the capital city of Port-au-Prince–

Weather

  • Coldsnap that froze Columbia River on January 9th spawned Great Plains blizzard, 200 lives lost–
  • Schoolchildren’s Blizzard in Great Plains killed 235 people–
  • Record high of 57 degrees F in Helena, Montana–
  • -35 degrees F in Chester, Massachusetts–
  • Snowstorm of the century in southern Texas. San Antonio recorded more snow in 24 hours (nine inches) than was received during any entire winter in the previous 100 years. Total snowfall for the storm was 13.5 inches.–

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