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Notable Historical Events for December 12th

1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

1961Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga

1997Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

2003Paul Martin becomes the Prime Minister of Canada

1946UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

2001Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California

1933Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

1988Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

1996Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

1975Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford

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Notable Birthdays on December 12th

1915Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)

1863Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

1745John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice

1724Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

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Notable Weddings on December 12th

1957Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

1991Actor Richard Gere (42) weds super model Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

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Notable Deaths on December 12th

2006Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

1574Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

1894Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

1889Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

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