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JANUARY 12

Sports Figures
1944 Joe Frazier (South Carolina-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Joe Frazier International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sprts Figures
1960 Dominique Wilkins (African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) African American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1888 A Blizzard in Western Minnesota Causes 100 - 150 Death Minnesota Snow Wind Death Minnesota Historical Society
1904 Racing Driver Barney Oldfield Sets a New Speed of 91.37 mph Barney Oldfield Automobile Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1945 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,900 in Japan Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
1946 After Winning the 1945 NFL Title, the Cleveland Rams Move to Los Angeles Ohio Los Angeles Football NFL Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission
1951 Ezzard Charles Knocks Out Lee Oma to Retain the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship Georgia Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1969 New York Jets Defeat Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III Football NFL Logo USA Today New York Times
1975 Pittsburgh Defeat Minnesota 16-6 in Super Bowl IX Football NFL Logo New York Times
1982 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Son Missing in Sahara Auto Race Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Auto Racing BBC
1999 Mark McGwire's 70th Home Run Ball Auctioned for $3 Million Baseball Bartering CNN

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