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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1957

Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo

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1957

Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

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1957

Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)

Birth
1957

Sheila E[scovedo], SF CA, disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock)

Birth
1958

Sheree J Wilson, Rochester MN, actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas)

Birth
1958

Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur

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1958

Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed

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1958

Leo Kenter, Dutch drummer (Tr‚ÄĚckener Kecks-More! More! More!)

Birth
1959

Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79

Death
1959

Belouis Some, rocker (Neville Keighley-Some People)

Birth
1959

Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)

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1959

Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut

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1959

UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established

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1960

Amal Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88)

Birth
1960

Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master

Birth
1961

Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91

Death
1961

Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

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1961

Martin Luther King Jr and 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga

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1961

Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Birth
1962

Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)

Birth
1962

Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills Calif, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)

Birth
1962

Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)

Birth
1962

Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)

Birth
1962

Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67

Death
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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