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Notable Historical Events for December 12th

1933Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

1961Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga

1901Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland

1965Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

1975Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford

1997Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

2003Paul Martin becomes the Prime Minister of Canada

1996Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

1946UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

December 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 12th

1932robert pettit, Baton Rouge Louisiana, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)

1745John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice

1863Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

1724Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

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Notable Weddings on December 12th

1991Actor Richard Gere (42) weds super model Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

1957Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

December 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 12th

2006Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

1894Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

1574Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

1889Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

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