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Sunday, January 12, 1997

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    Today's Events

  • The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards for the public's favorite actors, actresses, television shows, singers and feature films will be held in Santa Monica, California.

  • Pope John Paul celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel to mark the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in which he will administer the sacrament of baptism.

  • The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to be launched on a 10-day mission. Astronaut John Blaha is expected to be picked up from the Russian space station Mir and replaced by astronaut Jerry Linenger.

  • The AFC and NFC conference championships are scheduled to be played with the Carolina Panthers taking on the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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    On the horizon

  • On Monday, January 13, Pope John Paul II receives a diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican and delivers his yearly "state of the world" address.

  • On Tuesday, January 14, soccer stars Bruce Grobbelaar, Hans Segers and John Fashanu and Malaysian businessman Heng Suan Lim begin trial in Britain on charges of conspiring to fix English premier league soccer matches.

  • On Wednesday, January 15, the 24th International Brussels Film Festival opens in Belgium.

  • On Thursday, January 16, the Sundance Film Festival opens in Park City, Utah.

  • On Friday, January 17, a summit meeting of Commonwealth of Independent States will take place in Moscow.
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    On this day

  • In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.

  • In 1895, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank.

  • In 1896, an Austrian newspaper reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as "X-rays."

  • In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Truman labeled his administration the "Fair Deal."

  • In 1970, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers, was found murdered with his wife and daughter at their Clarksville, Pennsylvania, home.

  • In 1972, 25 years ago, President Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.

  • In 1994, former House speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill died in Boston at age 81.

  • In 1995, Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama resigned.
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    Holidays and more

  • Today, Tanzania remembers the Zanzibar Revolution Day

  • It's Memorial Day in Turkmenistan.

  • Actor Robert Duvall is 66.

  • Raisa Gorbachev is 65.

  • Actress-director Diane Keaton is 51.

  • Actress Pamela Sue Martin is 44.

  • Singer Marilyn Manson is 28.
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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan

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