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1922St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times

1942Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam)

1937USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

2007Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

1942Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

1990Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

1957Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

1923Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

194848th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

1994-17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

1950Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

1964Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

1975Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

193034th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational

1673Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

1990Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

198329th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1928NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

1683Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered

1931Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury

1987US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

191529th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (4-6 6-2 6-0)

2002Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

1948Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

191630th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Louise Raymond (6-0 6-1)

1981Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

1976"Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

1979Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

1990NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

1981"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres

1980Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

193943rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila

June 12th Historical Events
Date Event
28
Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome 
1381
Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. 
1418
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians. 
1442
King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples 
1523
Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested 
1534
Turkish adm Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap & plunder Naples 
1552
Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun 
1553
King Edward VI accept archbishop Cranmer's "42 Articles" 
1560
Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto. 
1653
- 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch 
1665
New Amsterdam legally becomes British and renamed New York after English Duke of York 
1665
England installs a municipal government in New York City 
1667
-13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet 
1672
French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith 
1673
Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral 
1683
Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered 
1691
Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII 
1701
Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover 
1714
Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty 
1772
Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori 
1775
1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br) 
1776
Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights 
1787
US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old 
1792
George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC 
1819
Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra 
1830
Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch. 
1838
Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass 
1838
Iowa Territory forms 
1840
Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands 
1845
George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country 
1849
Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky) 
1859
Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered 
1860
The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established. 
1861
Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state 
1864
Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley 
1864
Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle 
1867
Austro-Hungarian Empire forms 
1875
9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25 
1880
John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0 
1881
The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting 
1885
Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France 
1889
88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland. 
1892
Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms 
1896
J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season. 
1897
Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties) 
1898
Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control 
1898
Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain 
1899
New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200. 
1900
In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years 
1901
In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution 
1903
Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city 
1903
The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music. 
1907
Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers 
1908
Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC) 
1909
"Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1 
1910
PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle 
1913
"Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released 
1915
29th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (4-6 6-2 6-0) 
1916
30th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Louise Raymond (6-0 6-1) 
1916
Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship 
1917
Secret Service extends protection of president to his family 
1918
1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France 
1919
Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education 
1920
52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2 
1920
Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago) 
1922
German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich 
1922
St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times 
1922
St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8 
1923
Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC 
1925
William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4" 
1926
58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2 
1926
Brazil leaves League of Nations 
1928
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7 
1930
34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn 
1930
Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
1931
Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury 
1933
Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries) 
1934
Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines 
1935
Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay) 
1935
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words) 
1936
1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa) 
1937
41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich 
1937
USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues 
1939
43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila 
1939
Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY 
1939
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor. 
1942
Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam) 
1942
Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples 
1942
Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City 
1943
Himmler orders extermination of all Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland 
1944
1st V-1 rocket assault on London 
1944
British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville 
1944
Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully 
1944
US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy 
1945
US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa 
1947
Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ 
1948
"Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances 
1948
The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances 
1948
"William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6 
1948
48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA 
1948
80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2 
1948
Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge 
1950
2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die 
1950
Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game 
1952
USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid 
1954
"Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 perfs 
1954
86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8 
1954
Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released 
1954
Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0 
1955
"Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC 
1955
Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network 
1957
Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs) 
1957
Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak) 
1958
"Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979 
1959
SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game 
1960
KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins 
1960
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1961
An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn 
1961
Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20 
1962
Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government 
1962
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m 
1963
"Cleopatra" premieres in NYC 
1964
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa 
1965
"Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances 
1965
"I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 perfs 
1965
"What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs 
1965
Beatles are awarded MBE 
1965
Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00) 
1965
Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand" 
1965
South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier 
1965
Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies 
1966
Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan 
1966
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational 
1967
Israel wins 6 day war 
1967
Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested) 
1967
US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages 
1967
USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus 
1967
Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings 
1968
"What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs 
1970
Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0 
1972
John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish" 
1973
Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440 
1973
Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer 
1973
Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry 
1975
Billy Williams's 400th career HR 
1975
Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965 
1976
"Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46 
1977
"Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances 
1977
23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi 
1977
Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library 
1978
David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life 
1978
US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage 
1979
Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185' 
1979
Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston 
1979
Sanista occupies parts of Managua 
1979
Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson 
1979
Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min 
1980
Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests 
1981
"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres 
1981
3rd baseball strike starts 
1981
Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike 
1981
Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title 
1981
Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti pres election 
1982
750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC 
1982
Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands 
1982
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam 
1983
29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
1983
Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth 
1983
Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia 
1986
P W Botha declares South African national emergency 
1987
Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell Bokassa sentenced to death 
1987
US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall 
1988
6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper 
1988
Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy 
1988
Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1988
The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament. 
1989
"Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV 
1989
Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids 
1990
Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Neth 1-1 in World Cup game 
1990
NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves 
1990
Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases 
1990
Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list 
1990
NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning 
1991
45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1 
1991
Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation 
1993
"Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17 
1994
-17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain 
1994
48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win 
1994
Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY 
1994
Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic 
1996
3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet 
1996
Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians 
1997
1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3 
1999
Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 
2000
Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage. 
2002
Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. 
2002
36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney wins 
2002
56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0 
2004
A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries. 
2005
51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam 
2007
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin 
2008
Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union. 
2009
Protests in Iran following the presidential election. 
2009
TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission. 
2011
65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2 
2011
65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win 
2012
The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created 
2012
An Australian coroner's report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980 
2012
The World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer 
2013
Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda 
2016
Creator Wins the Belmont Stakes 
2016
Fan violence mars England's draw with Russia at Euro 2016 
2016
Russia fans charge at English inside Marseille stadium 
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