Jan. 17: California Quake 1994; Japan Quake 1995

Jan 17, 2012 9:39pm

1994 Earthquake in California

A morning earthquake in Los Angeles hit 6.6 on the Richter scale.  Sixty people were killed and more than 7,000 were injured. The earthquake caused highway damage, power outages, gas leaks and fire.  Several apartment buildings collapsed while residents were sleeping.

 

1995 Earthquake in Japan

A massive 7.2 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, devastated infrastructure and killed more than 6,000.  Fire broke out throughout the city and entire neighborhoods were leveled.  Rescue workers combed through the rubble looking for survivors.

 

1998 Bill Clinton Accused of Sexual Harassment

President Bill Clinton testified in a sexual harassment case against him.  Paula Jones claimed that Clinton had harassed her at a hotel room in Little Rock, Ark., in 1991.

 

Famous Birthdays

1922 Betty White

1931 James Earl Jones

1942 Muhammad Ali

1949 Andy Kaufman

1954 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

1957 Steve Harvey

1962 Jim Carrey

1962 Sebastian Junger

1964 Michelle Obama

1971 Kid Rock

1975 Freddy Rodriguez

1980 Maksim Chmerkovskiy

1980 Zooey Deschanel

1982 Dwyane Wade

 

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