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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

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

2002Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

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

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

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

1990Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

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

1986President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

1789William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in UK House of Commons, reasons the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open

May 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

1820Florence Nightingale, Florence Italy, nurse (Crimean War)

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

1956Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons"

1925Tony Hancock, Birmingham England, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box)

May 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 12th

1990Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

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

1191Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

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

May 12th Weddings
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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

May 12th Deaths
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