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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1976

Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party

Event
1977

Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81

Death
1977

Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to U of Calif Med School

Event
1977

US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of

Event
1977

Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van

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1977

4th test of space shuttle Enterprise

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1977

"Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers

Event
1977

Carmen Carrillo Vilanova, Miss El Salvador Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington

Event
1978

Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen

Event
1979

Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa

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1979

Celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82

Death
1980

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

Event
1980

7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA

Event
1980

"Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador NYC after 149 perfs

Event
1981

"Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances

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1981

15th Country Music Assn Award:

Event
1982

38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)

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1982

Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits

Event
1982

Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73

Death
1983

Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61

Death
1983

5225 Loral and 5424 Covington

Event
1984

IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

Event
1985

Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission

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1985

Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32

Death