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Notable Historical Events for March 12th

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

1904Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

1947Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open

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

198915th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

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

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

1985Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

1987David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

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Notable Birthdays on March 12th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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