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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

1964Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

2007Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

1990NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

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

1979Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

1950Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

1931Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury

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

1942Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

1990Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

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Notable Birthdays on June 12th

1952Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 12th

1994Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 12th

2003Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)

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

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