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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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

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

1925Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

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

1835Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

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

1928Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy

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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 12th

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

1191Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

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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