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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

1942David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

199642nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

1986President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

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

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

1797First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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

1925Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

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

May 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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)

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

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

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

May 12th Deaths
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