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Notable Historical Events for March 12th

1966Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record

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

1904Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

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

1985Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

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

1972NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 12th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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