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Notable Historical Events for December 12th

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

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

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

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

2003Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada

1901Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland

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

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

1965Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

1988Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

December 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 12th

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

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

1932robert pettit, Baton Rouge Louisiana, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)

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

December 12th Birthdays
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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

December 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 12th

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

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

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

1574Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

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