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This Day In History: June 12

This Day in History

1630: With some 1800 Puritan settlers, John Winthrop lands at Salem, MA.
1898: The Philippines declares independence from Spain.
1935: Senator Huey Long makes the longest speech on Senate record, talking for over 15 hours and speaking some 150,000 words.
1939: The National Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, NY.
1948: Citation becomes the 8th thoroughbred to win racing's Triple Crown; Eddie Arcaro becomes the only jockey to have won the Triple Crown twice.
1963: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, MS.
1978: David Berkowitz, the New York City "Son of Sam" killer, is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
1981: Major league baseball players go on strike over the issue of free agency.
2002: The LA Lakers basketball team win their third consecutive NBA title with a 113-107 victory, sweeping the New Jersey Nets in four straight games.

Today's Birthdays

1806: John Roebling, industralist/engineer and bridge designer (Mühlhausen, Prussia; died 1869)
1897: Sir Anthony Eden, British prime minister/statesman (Britain; died 1977)
1915: David Rockefeller, banker (New York, NY)
1919: Uta Hagen, actress (Göttingen, Germany; died 2004)
1924: George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States (Milton, MA)
1928: Vic Damone, singer (Brooklyn, NY)
1929: Anne Frank, Holocaust diarist and victim (Frankfurt, Germany; died 1945)
1933: Jim Nabors, actor/singer (Sylacauga, AL)
1941: Chick Corea, musician (Chelsea, MA)
1942: Bert Sakmann, neurophysiologist and Nobel laureate (Stuttgart, Germany)
1943: Marv Albert, sportscaster (New York, NY)
1952: Spencer Abraham, U.S. energy secretary (East Lansing, MI)
1957: Timothy Busfield, actor (Lansing, MI)
1969: Frances O’Connor, actor (Oxford, England)


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