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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1996

Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91

Death
1996

Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77

Death
1996

Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70

Death
1996

Vance Oakley Packard, writer (Hidden Perseuders), dies at 82

Death
1996

Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

Event
1996

Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)

Event
1997

Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

Event
1997

Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris

Event
1997

Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin

Event
1997

Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH

Event
1997

TWA 800 hearings end

Event
1997

SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages

Event
1997

Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract

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