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Old 06-12-2016, 12:45 PM   #118
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June 12

Today is Loving Day in the United States.

1381 Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1550 The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.

1899 New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200 in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The New Richmond Tornado is generally assumed to have been an F5 tornado, with winds in excess of 261 mph.

1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

1940 World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

1942 Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday, during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

1944 American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan.

1963 Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by a Ku Klux Klan member.

1964 Anti-apartheid activist and African NAt'l Congress leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).

1972 The fast food restaurant chain Popeyes is founded in Arabi, Louisiana.

1978 David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.

1979 Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.

1987 Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1991 Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.

1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California.

1996 In Philadelphia, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.

Births

1806 John A. Roebling (designed the Brooklyn Bridge); 1914 William Lundigan; 1916 Irwin Allen; 1919 Uta Hagen; 1924 George H. W. Bush; 1928 Vic Damone; 1929 Anne Frank; 1930 Jim Nabors; 1931 Rona Jaffe; 1933 Eddie Adams; 1941 Marv Albert, Chick Corea; 1949 Roger Aaron Brown; 1951 Bun E. Carlos; 1951 Brad Delp; 1953 Rocky Burnette; 1957 Timothy Busfield; 1960 Mark Calcavecchia; 1973 Jennifer Jo Cobb
; 1974 Jason Mewes; 1977 Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Deaths

1963 Medgar Evers; 1980 Milburn Stone ('Doc Adams' on "Gunsmoke"); 1983 Norma Shearer; 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson, Ronald Goldman; 2002 Bill Blass; 2003 Gregory Peck; 2007 Don Herbert ('Mr. Wizard'); 2013 Jason Leffler
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