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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 12, 1888

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Schoolhouse Blizzard

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 12, 1888

    The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildren's Blizzard, School Children's Blizzard, or Children's Blizzard, hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888. The blizzard came unexpectedly on a relatively warm day, and many people were caught unaware, including children in one-room schoolhouses. The death toll from this blizzard is estimated to be in the range of 235 people.




  • Fort Benton, Montana, U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1942

    Shep (American dog)

    Shep was run over by a train

    Fort Benton, Montana, U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1942

    Shep kept this daily vigil for almost six years until he was run over by a train on January 12, 1942. It is believed that his front paws were on one of the rails and he simply did not hear the train until it was too late, and he slipped off the rail. The train's engineer could not stop the train in time.




  • Tonopah, Nevada, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 1957

    Howard Hughes: The Aviator

    Marriage to Jean Peters

    Tonopah, Nevada, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 1957

    On January 12, 1957, Hughes married actress Jean Peters at a small hotel in Tonopah, Nevada. The couple met in the 1940s before Peters became a film actress. They had a highly publicized romance in 1947 and there was the talk of marriage, but she said she could not combine it with her career. Some later claimed that Peters was "the only woman Hughes ever loved," and he reportedly had his security officers follow her everywhere even when they were not in a relationship. Such reports were confirmed by actor Max Showalter, who became a close friend of Peters while shooting Niagara 1953. Showalter told in an interview that because he frequently met with Peters, Hughes' men threatened to ruin his career if he did not leave her alone.




  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1964

    Jeff Bezos

    Birth

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1964

    Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964, the son of Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and Ted Jorgensen.




  • Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 12, 1971

    Jimmy Carter

    Governor of Georgia

    Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 12, 1971

    Carter was sworn in as the 76th Governor of Georgia on January 12, 1971.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Commit Perjury

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1998

    On January 12, 1998, Linda Tripp, who had been working with Jones' lawyers, informed Starr that Lewinsky was preparing to commit perjury in the Jones case and had asked Tripp to do the same. She also said Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan was assisting Lewinsky. Based on the connection to Jordan, who was under scrutiny in the Whitewater probe, Starr obtained approval from Reno to expand his investigation into whether Lewinsky and others were breaking the law.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 2002

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 2002

    In January 2002, Shaq was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls. He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket, resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley, and several other players.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 2009

    Bitcoin

    Finney received ten bitcoins from Nakamoto

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 2009

    The receiver of the first bitcoin transaction was cypherpunk Hal Finney, who had created the first reusable proof-of-work system (RPoW) in 2004. Finney downloaded the bitcoin software on its release date, and on 12 January 2009 received ten bitcoins from Nakamoto. Other early cypherpunk supporters were creators of bitcoin predecessors: Wei Dai, creator of b-money, and Nick Szabo, creator of bit gold.


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