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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Blow Out the Candles January 12

"The Human Highlight Film", Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.

Nigue was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Toronto Maple Leafs legend Tim Horton was born in Chochrane, Ontario on this date in 1930.
1968-69 Topps #123

Awards and achievements
Named to NHL First All-Star Team in 1964, 1968, and 1969
Named to NHL Second All-Star Team in 1954, 1963, and 1967
1961–62 – Stanley Cup champion
1962–63 – Stanley Cup champion
1963–64 – Stanley Cup champion
1966–67 – Stanley Cup champion
1977 – Inducted (posthumously) into the Hockey Hall of Fame
1982 – Inducted (posthumously) into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame
1996 – Number 2 retired by the Buffalo Sabres
1998 – Ranked number 43 on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
2004 – Ranked number 59 in The Greatest Canadian list by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Tim died in a single car accident on February 21, 1974 at the age of 44.  The chain of donut shops referenced in the cartoon above went on to become Canada's largest fast food chain with over 3000 locations as of this year with another 500 in the US.

American artist John Singer Sargent was born in Florence, Italy on this date in 1856.
Paris 1885
File:John Singer Sargent - autoportrait 1906.jpg
Self Portrait 1906

Morning Walk 1888
Daughters of Edward Darley Boit 1882
Frederick Law Olmsted 1895
Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood 1885

Japanese author Haruki Murakami is celebrating his 64th birthday today.

"In dreams you don’t need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don’t exist. So in dreams there are hardly ever collisions. Even if there are, they don’t hurt. Reality is different. Reality bites."
--Sputnik Sweetheart

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