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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

19247th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

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

1942David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1925Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

1960Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

1928Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy

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

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

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1982In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II

May 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 12th

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)

1959Actress Elizabeth Taylor's (27) marries for the 4th time to entertainer Eddie Fisher (30)

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

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