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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

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

1976"Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 12th

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

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

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

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

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

1994Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

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

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

June 12th Weddings
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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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