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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

1932Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ

1934"Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

1990Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

19491st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

1972Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

1908George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" premieres in London

1942David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1984South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years

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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

1820Florence Nightingale, Florence Italy, nurse (Crimean War)

1956Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons"

1925Tony Hancock, Birmingham England, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box)

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Notable Weddings on May 12th

1959Actress Elizabeth Taylor's (27) marries for the 4th time to entertainer Eddie Fisher (30)

1763Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (42) weds second wife Rebecca Prescott (20)

1956NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

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Notable Deaths on May 12th

1970leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

1864J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31

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