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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

1942Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

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

1981"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres

1942Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam)

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

198329th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

1683Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

1975Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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