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Notable Historical Events for March 12th

19915th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

1963Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

1930Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

1933FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"

1972NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons

1980Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open

1904Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

1947Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

1737Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

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Notable Birthdays on March 12th

1922Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues)

1928Edward Albee, Washington, DC, playwright (Virgina Woolfe, Zoo Story)

1821John Abbott, Saint-Andre Quebec, (C) 3rd Canadian PM (1891-92)

1962Darryl Strawberry, Los Angeles California, baseball right fielder (Mets, Dodgers, Yankees)

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Notable Weddings on March 12th

1969Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

1970Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

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Notable Deaths on March 12th

1930William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

1936David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

1945Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp aged 15

1914George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67

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