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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.

Citazione del giorno : 12 Gennaio

Olivier Lockert, psychologue et auteur Français
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Compleanni : 12 Gennaio

Charles Perrault, Scrittore (1628)
Jack London, Scrittore (1876)
Paul Hermann Müller, Chimico, premio Nobel (1899)
Igor Kurchatov, Fisico russo (1903)
Sergei Korolev, Scienziato russo (1907)
Pieter Willem Botha, Uomo politico sudafricano (1916)
Marie Dubois, Attrice (1937)
Shirley Eaton, Attrice (1937)
Joe Frazier, Pugile (1944)
Viktoria Postnikova, Pianista russo (1944)
Maggie Bell, Cantante (1945)
Kentarō Haneda, Compositore giapponese (1949)
Kirstie Alley, Attrice (1951)
Rockne S. O'Bannon, Sceneggiatore (1955)
Oliver Platt, Attore (1960)
Olivier Martinez, Attore (1966)
Zack de la Rocha, Musicista (Rage Against the Machine) (1970)
Priyanka Gandhi, Figlia di Rajiv Gandhi (1972)
Dan Haseltine, Cantante (Jars of Clay) (1973)
Matthew Wong, Musicista (Reel Big Fish) (1973)
Melanie Chisholm, Cantante (Spice Girls) (1974)
Jason Freese, Musicista (Green Day) (1975)
David Zabriskie, Ciclista americano (1979)
Angus Macdonald, Rugby player di Nuova Zelanda (1981)
Paul-Henri Mathieu, Tennista (1982)
Chris Casement, Calciatore irlandese (1988)
Aika Mitsui, Cantante giapponese (1993)

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Pierre de Fermat, Matematico francese (1665)
John Horsley, Archeologo britannico (1732)
Marie-Antoine Carême, Chef francese (1833)
Hermann Minkowski, Matematico tedesco (1909)
Agatha Christie, Scrittore (1976)
Henri-Georges Clouzot, Regista (1977)
Nikolai Podgorny, Presidente dell'URSS (1983)
Jean-Edern Hallier, Scrittore (1997)
Charles B. Huggins, Scienziato (1997)
Maurice Gibb, Cantante (Bee Gees) (2003)
Amrish Puri, Attore indiano (2005)
Claude Berri, Regista (2009)
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