Historical Events for 12th January 2019

1807 – Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden, Netherlands, 150 die
1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
1904 – Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, rebel against German colonial rule
1944 – Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
1963 – “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
1966 – Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston
1980 – Björn Borg of Sweden wins his first of 2 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles outclassing American Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1981 – Soap opera “Dynasty” produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
2014 – 71st Golden Globes: “12 Years a Slave”, Matthew McConaughey, and Cate Blanchett win

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