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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

199642nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

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

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

1942David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

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

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open

1986President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

1959"Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA

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.

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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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

May 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 12th

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

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

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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