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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

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

2002Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

1789William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in UK House of Commons, reasons the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice

1960Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

19247th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

1963Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"

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

1885The Battle of Batoche concludes. Louis Riel and and the Metis defeated by Frederick Middleton, leds to collapse of Provincial Government of Saskatchewan and surrender of Riel

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

May 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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

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

May 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 12th

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

1191Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

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

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

May 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 12th

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

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

May 12th Deaths
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