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Notable Historical Events for March 12th

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

1947Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

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

1919George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

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

1912Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low

1857Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice

1985Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

1987David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

198511th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

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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)

1946Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)

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Notable Weddings on March 12th

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

1969Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

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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

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

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

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

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