12th January, on this day

0475 Basiliscus is crowned Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople
1493 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
1552 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
1592 In Britain, Shakespeare’s play ‘Titus Andronicus’ is first performed at the Rose Theatre
1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
1684 French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon
1723 Händel's opera "Ottone" premieres, London
1755 Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
1773 1st US public museum established (Charleston SC)
1777 Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in California
1806 French evacuate Vienna
1807 Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Netherlands, 150 die
1809 British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from the French (until 1814)
1812 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez
1816 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
1820 Royal Astronomical Society founded in England
1836 Battle of Wetumka FL
1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
1839 Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk PA
1861 FL state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens
1863 President Davis delivers his "State of the Confederacy" address
1865 Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC
1867 Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo" premieres in St Petersburg
1879 British Zulu War begins Lieutenant-General Chelmsford invades Zululand
1895 The National Trust is founded in Britain.
1896 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
1904 Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison
1906 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
1907 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
1915 House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote
1916 Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Island colony in the Pacific
1919 The first meeting between British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George;French Prime Minister, Georges Clemenceau; Italian Prime Minister, Vittorio Orlando; and American President Woodrow Wilson takes place at the Paris peace conference
1932 France's Laval government falls
1932 Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate
1933 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
1933 US Congress recognize independence Philippines
1937 Plow for laying submarine cable patented
1942 National War Labor Board created
1942 British troops reconquer Sollum
1942 Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
1943 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
1944 Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
1944 Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraa. Amsterdam
1945 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of the Bulge
1945 US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea
1948 Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
1948 1st Supermarket in UK opens
1949 Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
1950 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
1950 USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage
1952 University of Tennessee admits its 1st black student
1953 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
1954 Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hours later 2nd one-kills 115
1954 Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament
1955 Cincinnati mid-air collision
1960 End of the 8 year 'State Of Emergency' in Kenya
1961 UN genocide pact goes into effect
1964 A Republic is proclaimed by revolutionaries in Zanzibar
1964 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
11966 Three British MPs are attacked whilst addressing a meeting in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). The country had declared itself independent from Britain the previous year
1966 "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
1966 LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
1966 12 day New York City NY transit strike ends
1967 Louisville KY, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
1970 Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
1971 Fed grand jury indicts Reverand Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
1971 In Britain, two bombs explode at the Hertfordshire home of the Employment Secretary, Robert Carr. Nobody is injured in the attack, which is thought to relate to a new controversial industrial relations bill Mr Carr is proposing
1974 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band is number 1
1974 Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
1976 UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization
1977 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
1979 Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
1981 "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV
1982 Mark Thatcher, the son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, disappears in the Sahara Desert during the Paris-Dakar Rally. He is spotted by a search plane several days later and rescued
1987 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
1989 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
1989 Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
1990 Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
1990 Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
1991 The United States Congress votes to authorise the use of military force against Iraq to end its occupation of Kuwait
1992 Algeria's General elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
1995 Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan. She subsequently accepted a plea bargain from the U.S. government, accepting her responsibility but not guilt in the attempted murder

1995 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles
1995 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Southeast Asia
1996 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
1997 HAL 9000 becomes operational (2001: A Space Odyssey); this date was given as January 12, 1992 on screen, but 1997 is the date used in both the novel and screenplay
1998 Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning
2004 The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
2005 Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
2006 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
2006 A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
2006 The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship
2006 In Italy, Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II, is released from prison. He served nearly 20 years in jail
2007 Comet McNaught reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years

12th January 2006

Hundreds killed in Hajj stampede

Man who shot Pope freed from jail

German cannibal back for retrial

12th January 2007

Rocket hits US Athens embassy

Nato accused of Afghan deaths

Al-Qaeda 'rebuilding' in Pakistan

12th January 2008

Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

'Dozens dead' in Nigerian blast

Taiwan's KMT in huge win

12th January 2009

Spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad

Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'

Pirate 'washes ashore with cash'

12th January 2010

Haiti devastated by massive earthquake

Saudi forces 'oust Yemeni rebels'

Explosives alert closes US port

Birthdates which occurred on 12th January :

1483 Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz Governor/Viceroy of Holland
1492 Andrea Alicati Italian author
1562 Charles Emanuel I the great, Duke of Savoy
1576 Peter Scriverius Dutch lawyer/historian
1580 Jean Baptiste van Helmont Belgian chemist, (found boiling point temperature)
1588 John Winthrop 1st Governor (Massachusetts Bay Colony)
1588 Jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto] Spanish painter
1599 Adrian van Utrecht Flemish painter
1638 Ernst R Tarhemberg Austrian field marshal (Turkish Wars)
1665 Pierre de Fermat French lawyer/mathematician
1674 Reinhard Keiser composer
1711 Gaetano Latilla composer
1715 Jacques Duphly composer
1729 Lazzaro Spallanzani Modena Italy, physiologist
1729 Edmund Burke British author (Philosophy & Inquiry)
1730 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode composer
1737 John Hancock patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence)
1737 Brizio Petrucci composer
1746 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Switzerland, educator
1749 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
1751 Ferdinand I king of Sicily & Naples
1751 Jacob M R Lenz writer (Das Leidende Weib)
1780 Wilhelm M L de Wette German exegetist/theologist
1783 Erik Gustaf Geijer Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
1792 Robert Patterson Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1804 Hippolyte Monpou composer
1807 Jan T Beelen Dutch/Belgian bible expert
1808 Paul "the Great" Taglioni Vienna, ballet choreographer
1810 Ferdinand II king of Sicily
1814 Jones Mitchell Withers Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
1819 Zealous Bates Tower Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
1821 Nikolai Afanisev composer
1825 Joseph Robert Davis Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1826 Charles Cruft Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1832 Richard Waterhouse Jr Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1837 Adolf Jensen composer
1837 Carlos Troyer composer
1842 François Coppée French poet
1852 Joseph J C Joffre French field marshal (Indo-China, Marne)
1853 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
1856 John Singer Sargent US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
1863 Vivekananda Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer
1871 Paul Guthnick German astronomer
1875 Marika Stiernstedt Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
1876 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Venice Italy, composer
1876 Jack London writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)
1878 Ferenc Molnár Budapest Hungary, playwright (The Play's The Thing, A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
1882 Jakob Jud Swiss linguist/etymologist
1884 Louis Horst composer
1886 Dorothy Green Los Angeles CA, actress (Lavinia-Tammy)
1888 Claude Delvincourt composer
1890 Mordecai W Johnson educator
1893 Hermann Goering Reichsmarshall/propoganda minister (Nazi Germany)
1894 Billy Gilbert Louisville KY, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio)
1896 Rex Ingram Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
1897 Hendrik J Valk painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
1898 Jose Forns y Cuadras composer
1899 Paul H Müller Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
1900 Vaino Hannikainen composer
1901 Kurt Jooss Wurttemburg, Germany, ballet choreographer
1902 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
1902 Ray Teal Grand Rapids MI, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
1902 Simon H Spoor Dutch General/Intelligence Officer for General MacArthur
1903 Igor V Kurtshatov Russian nuclear physicist (1st Russian nuclear bomb)
1904 Mississippi Fred McDowell jazz artist
1906 Henny Youngman England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
1906 Tex Ritter Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, The Wayward Wind)
1907 Sergei Korolev scientist
1908 Ben Seijes Dutch historian (WWII)
1908 José Limón Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
1909 Mauritz Hugo Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
1910 Patsy Kelly Brooklyn NY, actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars)
1910 Charles Martin cartoonist
1910 Luise Rainer Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City, Hostages)
1912 Peter Pooley broadcaster
1914 Edqard John Gurney politician
1915 Martin Agronsky journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
1915 Ernest Armstrong miner/politician
1915 Frank Annunzio (Representative-D-IL, 1965- )
1915 Joseph Roy George Ralston pilot
1916 A P(ieter) W Botha Orange Free State, President of South Africa
1917 Walter Hendl West New York NJ, conductor
1920 James Farmer Marshall TX, civil rights leader
1921 John Henry Davis Jr Smithtown NY, light-super-heavyweight (Olympics-gold-1948, 52)
1921 Leo Smit Philadelphia PA, pianist/composer
1924 Jan Willem Radecker sculptor/son of John Radecker
1925 Bill Burrud Hollywood CA, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World)
1925 Laurentiu Profeta composer
1925 Ralph Legall cricket wicket-keeper (West Indies vs India 1954)
1926 Morton Feldman New York City NY, composer
1926 Ray Price country singer (For The Good Times)
1927 Leopold Ahsen writer
1927 Salvatore Martirano composer
1928 Lew Gallo Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
1929 Colin Berry Haycraft publisher
1930 Glenn Yarborough singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
1930 Jennifer P Johnston Irish author (Fool's Sanctuary)
1932 Alain Teister Dutch sculptor/writer
1933 Michael Aspel British talk show host
1934 Burdette Haldorson US, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1956, 60)
1935 "The Amazing" Kreskin Montclair NJ, mentalist/telepath
1935 Ron Harper Turtle Creek PA, actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
1937 Liliana Cavani Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
1937 Marie Dubois Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
1939 Helmut Eisendle writer
1939 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
1939 William Lee Golden Brewton AL, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
1940 Dick Motz cricketer (1st New Zealander to take 100 Test wickets)
1941 Long John Baldry England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
1941 Jaime B Fuster (Representative-D-PR, 1985-92)
1942 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
1943 Ray Manzarek rock pianist (Doors-Light my Fire, People are Strange)
1943 Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
1944 Joe Frazier Beaufort SC, heavyweight champion boxer (Olympics-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)
1944 Vlastimil Hort Czechoslovakian/German chess player
1945 Maggie Bell Glasgow Scotland, rocker
1946 Cynthia Robinson rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
1946 George Duke San Rafael CA, rocker
1947 Tom Dempsey NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
1948 Anthony Andrews London England, actor (Under the Volcano)
1949 James W Dietz rower
1949 Wayne Wang director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
1950 Bob McEwen (Representative-R-OH, 1981- )
1950 Marilyn R Smith microbiologist
1951 Kirstie Alley Wichita KS, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
1951 Larry Hoppens rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
1951 Rush Hudson Limbaugh III Cape Girardeau MO, conservative radio & television host
1951 Bill Madlock 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
1951 Chris Bell Memphis TN, rock guitarist (Big Star)
1951 Drew Pearson former NFL all-pro receiver
1952 Ricky Van Shelton Danville VA, country musician (Somebody Lied, From a Jack to a King, Rockin' Years)
1954 Howard Stern Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
1955 Patty Hayes LPGA golfer
1959 Per Gessle Halmstad Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
1960 Dominique Wilkins NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
1960 Rob Derksen Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
1961 Andrea Carnevale soccer player (Napoli)
1962 Richie Richardson cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95)
1964 Lynnae Marie Thurik Vancouver WA, Miss Washington-America (1990)
1964 Laura Gildemeister Argentina, tennis star
1965 Mark Moore rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
1965 Henry Thomas defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
1965 John Francis model
1966 Craig Parry Sunshine VIC, Australasia golfer
1966 Linda Ferrando Italy, tennis star
1967 Farrah Forke Texas, actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat)
1967 Marco Boogers Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
1967 Mike Simms Whittier CA, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1967 Ulf Dahlen Ostersund Sweden, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
1967 Vendela [Kirsebom] Stockholm Sweden, model (Sports Illustrated 1993)
1968 Heather Mills Aldershot England, model/writer (Out on a Limb)
1968 Vince Buck NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
1969 Cam Russell Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
1970 Jenny Griffith Burbank CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
1970 Nigel Wilson Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1970 Takahiro Ikenoue WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 Tommy Puett actor/TV host (Life Goes On, America's Top 10)
1971 Andy Fox Sacramento CA, infielder (New York Yankees)
1971 Oscar Sturgis NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 Scott Burrell NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
1971 Shane Dronett NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
1972 Dominique Ross NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 Greg Morton Milwaukee WI, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King)
1974 Melanie Jayne Chisholm "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1975 Chase Hampton Oklahoma City OK, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 Jocelyn Thibault Montréal Québec Canada, NHL goalie (Montréal Canadiens)
1977 Sara Walsh South Bend IN, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1979 Jenny Schmidgall ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics-98)
1987 Andrew Lawrence Philadelphia PA, actor (Andy Roman-Brotherly Love)
1987 Naya Rivera actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1996 Sarah Morales Mexico, Siamese twin (survived)
1996 Sarahi Morales Mexico, Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)


Deaths which occurred on January 12:
0689 Benedict Biscop English saint, dies
1049 Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair Persian mystic, dies at 81
1167 Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx English abbot/saint, dies at about 56
1390 Peter van Herenthals Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
1517 Vasco Núñez de Balboa Spanish conquistador/admiral, beheaded at 41
1519 Maximilian I of Hapsburg German kaiser, dies
1537 Lorenzo di Credi Italian painter, dies
1665 Pierre de Fermat French lawyer/mathematician (principle of F), dies at 63
1674 Giacomo Carissimi Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68
1759 Anne of Hannover English princess, dies at 49
1765 Johann Melchior Molter composer, dies at 68
1807 Adriaan Kluit Dutch historian, dies at 71
1807 Joan Lucaz Dutch scholar/journalist/patriot, dies at 60
1829 Friedrich von Schlegel German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
1829 Michael Gottard Fischer composer, dies at 55
1833 Marie-Antoine Carème author (Pattissier Royal Parisien), dies at 48
1839 Joseph A Koch Austrian painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70
1851 Johan Herman Koekkoek painter, dies at 72
1856 L'udovít Stúr Slovaaks author/linguistic (Das Slawentum), dies at 40
1860 Martinus J Niewindt bishop on Curaçao (christened slaves), dies at 63
1861 Václav Hanka Czech author/translator/forger, dies at 69
1867 Victor Cousin French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74
1880 Ida Gräfin von Hahn-Hahn author (Aus der Gesellschaft), dies at 74
1925 Oskar Brefeld German botanist, dies at 85
1928 Ruth Snyder 1st woman to die in electric chair
1929 Dietrich Schäfer German historian (Mein Leben), dies at 83
1933 Vaclav Suk composer, dies at 71
1940 Erich R Jaensch German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
1942 George Francis cricketer (West Indies Test fast-bowler, 23 wickets in 10), dies
1943 Jan R T Campert Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
1947 Jonas Cohn German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
1950 Koos van de Griend composer, dies at 44
1953 Simeon Roncal composer, dies at 82
1956 John Raedecker Dutch sculptor (WWII Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
1956 Norman Kerry actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
1958 Arthur Shepherd composer, dies at 77
1960 Nevil Shute [Norway] English/Australian author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
1962 Ernie Kovacs comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
1962 Richard de Guide composer, dies at 52
1964 C R Browne cricket leg-spinner (West Indies in 4 Tests, 6 wickets), dies
1965 Porcupine in Washington DC zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
1965 Lorraine Hansberry US playwright, dies in New York City NY at 34
1970 Blanche Stuart Scott US pilot, dies at 84
1972 Padraic Colum Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
1975 Caryn Campbell Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass CO
1976 Agatha Christie mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
1977 Henri-Georges Clouzot director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
1978 Nancy Spungen stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious
1980 Hans Ebeling cricketer (Victory stalwart, bowled for Australia 1934), dies
1981 Beulah Bondi Chicago IL, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89
1981 Isobel Elsom actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
1986 Marcel Arland French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
1990 Laurence J Peter author (Peter Principle), dies from a stroke at 70
1990 Paul Amadeus Pisk composer, dies at 96
1991 Keye Luke actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
1991 Vasco Pratolini Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
1992 Harry van Doorn Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
1992 Walt Morey US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
1993 Carles Mira Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
1994 Bob Horen dies of cancer at 67
1994 Samuel Bronston Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
1995 Francis Lopez songwriter, dies at 77
1995 George Price cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
1995 Marion Herbst German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
1996 Edmund Happold engineer, dies at 65
1996 John Howard Purnell scientist, dies at 70
1996 Peggy Braithwaite lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
1997 Charles Huggins surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95
1997 Jean Writer-Edern Hallier dies at 60
1997 Jill Summers actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86

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