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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

1928Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy

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.

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

199642nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

1979Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end

1995Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

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

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

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

1982In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II

May 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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

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

May 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 12th

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

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

1191Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

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

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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