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Notable Historical Events for April 12th

1961Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)

1945Harry Truman sworn in as 33rd pres

195418th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289

198145th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280

1961Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner

1941Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalarn consults with Hitler

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

195317th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on April 12th

1971Shannen Doherty, Memphis Tn, actress (Little House, Bev Hills 90210)

1960Ron MacLean, Zweibr├╝cken Germany, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada)

1947David Letterman, Indianapolis Ind, comedian (Late Night)

1777Henry Clay, [the Great Compromiser], Hanover County Virginia, US politician

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Notable Weddings on April 12th

1842Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

1913Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

1952Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

1986Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)

April 12th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on April 12th

1992Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

1935Actress Mary Astor (28) divorces Dr. Franklyn Thorpe after 4 years of marriage

April 12th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 12th

1997George Wald, scientist, (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90

1704Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77

1912Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90

1989Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

1945Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63

1981Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

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