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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

1981Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

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

1683Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

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

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

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

191529th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (4-6 6-2 6-0)

191630th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Louise Raymond (6-0 6-1)

1957Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 12th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 12th

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

1994Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

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

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

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

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

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