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It happened on a… January 12

2017

Justin Thomas (23) becomes the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round of 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Hawaii; he also wins the tournament.

2014

Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

2010

The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.

2004

The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

1993

NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

1981

Soap opera “Dynasty” starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV.

1966

“Batman” debuted on ABC-TV.

1959

American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr.

1951

Archbishop Paul-Emile Léger of Montreal appointed to the College of Cardinals.

1939

Timely Comics (later Marvel) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York.

1773

The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC.

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