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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

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

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

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

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

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

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

193034th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

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

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

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

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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

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

1994Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

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

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

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

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

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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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