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Notable Historical Events for June 12th

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

1942Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

1948Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

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

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

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

1683Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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