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January 12th In NYC History

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1969...After boldly guaranteeing victory, quarterback Joe Namath leads the underdog Jets to one of the biggest upsets in American sports history as New York defeats the Baltimore Colts, 16-7, in Super Bowl III in Miami.

1971...The breakthrough sitcom "All In the Family" premieres on CBS. The show will run for nearly a decade, making Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker the best-known bigot in Queens.

1993...Thousands pack the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to pay tribute to jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who died of cancer the week before.

Today's New Yorker birthdays include shock-jock Howard Stern, born in 1954.

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