Today’s date is June 12th. There were a lot of historical things that occurred on this day that my mind feels are important, or at least interesting, in some fashion. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?
1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi
1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1978 – David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California.
1916 – Irwin Allen, American film producer
1924 – George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
1929 – Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim
1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor
1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster
1941 – Chick Corea, American musician
1971 – Mark Henry, American professional wrestler and World’s Strongest Man winner
1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, American musician
2003 – Gregory Peck, American actor