Today in History for June 12, 2015

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Today in History for June 12th

June 12, 2015

On this day,

1997- Major League Baseball begins interleague play.

1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are killed in L-A.  Football great O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of criminal charges, but held liable in civil court.

1987- President Reagan visits Berlin and challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

1985- Professional Hockey’s Great One, Wayne Gretzky, earns his sixth Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player in the N-H-L.

1978- David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six “Son of Sam” killings

1967- Supreme Court strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1963- Civil rights leader Medger Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

1948- Golf legend Ben Hogan wins his first U-S Open.

1942- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra join with the vocal talents of Billie Holliday on the song “Travelin’ Light.”

1939- The Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.

1935- Singer Ella Fitzgerald records her first song, “Love and Kisses,” for Brunswick Records.

1923- Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended 40 feet in the air.

1880- Left-handed pitcher John Lee Richmond pitches the first ever perfect major league baseball game.

1839- Abner Doubleday reportedly creates the game of baseball in Cooperstown, New York.

Birthdays-

1985 – Actor Dave Franco

1977 – Actor and comedian Richard Ayoade (I-T Crowd)

1967- Actress Sherry Stringfield

1957- Actor Timothy Busfield.

1943- Sportscaster Marv Albert.

-Musician Chick Corea

1932- Actor Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show.

1924- Former President George H. W. Bush.

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