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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

193943rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila

194848th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

2002Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

1673Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

1923Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

1928NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

1922St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times

1937USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

1990Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

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Notable Birthdays on June 12th

1924George H. W. Bush, Milton MA, 43 US Vice President (R, 1981-89) and 41st US President (R, 1989-93)

1929Anne Frank, Frankfurt Germany, Dutch Jewish Nazi victim/diarist (Diary of Anne Frank)

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Notable Weddings on June 12th

2009Tennis ace Boris Becker (41) weds model Sharlely Kerssenberg in St Moritz, Switzerland

1994Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

1970Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23)

1927Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

1997Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

1999Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

1949Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

1733King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

June 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 12th

2012Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

2003Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)

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