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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

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

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

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

1972Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

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

1797First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA

1942David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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"

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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Notable Weddings on May 12th

1191Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

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

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

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

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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

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