eso ha pasado un 12 Enero

1888 : Terrible blizzard in the northwest U.S.

On January 12, 1888, Arctic air coming from Canada arrived suddenly in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The relatively mild temperatures fall sharply to minus 40 ° C a strong blizzard with heavy snow brought blinding conditions. 235 people were killed, mostly children on their way home from school.

1943 : Operation Iskra

On January 12, 1943, Soviet troops launched Operation Iskra and made a breach in the siege of Leningrad that had begun on September 8, 1941. The Soviets managed to create a narrow corridor to supply the population but the siege only ended in January 1944. 1 million civilians and 800,000 Soviet soldiers were killed during the siege of Leningrad.

1948 : Equal Rights

In Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the State of Oklahoma should provide the same instruction to Blacks than for Whites and that the University could not deny admission based on race.

2010 : Huge Earthquake in Haiti

On January 12, 2010 at 16:53, an earthquake of magnitude 7 caused a huge disaster in Haiti. The epicenter was located near the town of Leogane, 25km from the capital Port-au-Prince. Approximately 230 000 people were killed, 300,000 injured and over a million left homeless. A massive humanitarian aid had been collected, but a year later, enormous problems remained.

Cita del día : 12 Enero

Olivier Lockert, psychologue et auteur Français
There is only one way to fail is to give up until we did it!

Cumpleaños : 12 Enero

Charles Perrault, Escritor (1628)
Jack London, Escritor (1876)
Paul Hermann Müller, Químico suizo, Premio Nobel (1899)
Igor Kurchatov, Físico ruso (1903)
Sergei Korolev, Científico ruso (1907)
Pieter Willem Botha, Sudáfrica político (1916)
Marie Dubois, Actriz (1937)
Shirley Eaton, Actriz (1937)
Joe Frazier, Boxeador (1944)
Viktoria Postnikova, Pianista ruso (1944)
Maggie Bell, Cantante (1945)
Kentarō Haneda, Compositor japonés (1949)
Kirstie Alley, Actriz (1951)
Rockne S. O'Bannon, Guionista (1955)
Oliver Platt, Actor (1960)
Olivier Martinez, Actor (1966)
Zack de la Rocha, Músico (Rage Against the Machine) (1970)
Priyanka Gandhi, Hija de Rajiv Gandhi (1972)
Dan Haseltine, Cantante (Jars of Clay) (1973)
Matthew Wong, Músico (Reel Big Fish) (1973)
Melanie Chisholm, Cantante (Spice Girls) (1974)
Jason Freese, Músico (Green Day) (1975)
David Zabriskie, Ciclista estadounidense (1979)
Angus Macdonald, Jugador de rugby de Nueva Zelanda (1981)
Paul-Henri Mathieu, Jugador de tenis (1982)
Chris Casement, Futbolista irlandés (1988)
Aika Mitsui, Cantante japonés (1993)

Nos han dejado un 12 Enero

Pierre de Fermat, Matemático francés (1665)
John Horsley, Arqueólogo británico (1732)
Marie-Antoine Carême, Chef francés (1833)
Hermann Minkowski, Matemático alemán (1909)
Agatha Christie, Escritor (1976)
Henri-Georges Clouzot, Director de cine (1977)
Nikolai Podgorny, Presidente de la URSS (1983)
Jean-Edern Hallier, Escritor (1997)
Charles B. Huggins, Científico (1997)
Maurice Gibb, Cantante (Bee Gees) (2003)
Amrish Puri, Actor indio (2005)
Claude Berri, Director de cine (2009)
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