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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

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

1885The Battle of Batoche concludes. Louis Riel and and the Metis defeated by Frederick Middleton, leds to collapse of Provincial Government of Saskatchewan and surrender of Riel

1932Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ

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

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

1797First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.

199642nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

1960Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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

May 12th Historical Events
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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

May 12th Birthdays
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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

1763Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (42) weds second wife Rebecca Prescott (20)

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

May 12th Weddings
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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

May 12th Deaths
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