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Notable Historical Events for May 12th

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

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

1960Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

1959"Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances

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

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

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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

1835Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 12th

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

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

1968Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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

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Notable Weddings on May 12th

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

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

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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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