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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1946

Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

Death
1947

Nelson Betancourt, cricket wicketkeeper (WI Test 1930), dies at 42

Death
1947

Chris Wallace, Chic Ill, newscaster (NBC Weekend News)

Birth
1948

Alfred Kerr, writer, dies at 80

Death
1948

Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager

Event
1948

Rick Parfitt, Surrey Engld, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)

Birth
1949

Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US

Event
1950

Susan Anton, Oak Glen Calif, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)

Birth
1950

"Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances

Event
1951

Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)

Birth
1951

Ed Royce, (Rep-R-California)

Birth
1951

Sally Little, Cape Town South Africa, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore)

Birth
1951

Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62

Death
1952

KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1952

Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons

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1953

US and Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)

Event
1954

Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)

Birth
1955

-13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti

Event
1955

-13] Hurricane Connie, kills 43 in NC, SC, Virginia and Maryland

Event
1955

Pat Dinizio, rock vocalist (Smithereens)

Birth
1956

Marga Klomp‚ becomes 1st Dutch women elected minister

Event
1957

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Event
1957

1st coml flight between Calif and Antartica

Event
1957

"Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 perfs

Event
1957

"Mask and Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances

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