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Today is Tuesday, January 12th,  the 12th day of the year. There are 354

Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Pharmacist Day


Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins

Drew Pearson, 70, Hall of Fame football player

Walter Mosley, 69, author

Dominique Wilkins, 61, Hall of Fame basketball player

Raekwon, 51, rapper

Amerie, 41, singer

Dontrelle Willis, 39, baseball player

Issa Rae, 36, reality star

George Duke

George Duke


James Farmer, 101, civil rights leader (d. 1999)

Ruth Brown, 93, singer (d. 2006)

Joe Frazier, 77, boxer (d. 2011)

Cynthia Robinson, 75, trumpeter (Sly & Family Stone) (d. 2015)

George Duke, 75, musician/producer (d. 2013)

Khalid Abdul Muhammed, 73, former Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)


Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Lorraine Hansberry, 1965, playwright (b. 1931)

Sam Skinner, 1996, sports journalist (b. 1940)

Bobby Phills, 2000, basketball player (b. 1969)

Alice Coltrane, 2007, jazz musician (b. 1937)


1948 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled Blacks have right to study law at

State Institutions.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

1951 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.

1952 – University of Tennessee admits it’s 1st black student.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.

1966 – “Batman” with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV.

1969 – Super Bowl III: N.Y. Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami

Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB.

1971 – Congressional Black Caucus organizes.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

1981 – “Dynasty” with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV.

1988 – Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1990 – Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst


1994 – Malcolm X’s daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakhan’s


1995 – Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in L.A.

1997 – 23rd People’s Choice Awards: Oprah Winfrey wins (TV)

1997 – Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships.


As a Capricorn born on January 12th, your quick mind, discipline and loyalty are amongst your most defining qualities. You have a very active mind, which you have used to become an effective communicator. You take to tasks with determination, focus and an attention to detail. While your friends and family admire these qualities, it is their loyalty that they appreciate the most. Once you have opened yourself to another person, you display loyalty and commitment.

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