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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1956

Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )

Birth
1956

Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open

Event
1957

Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed

Event
1957

Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82

Death
1958

Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88

Death
1958

Ingrid Klich, Whittier Calif, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1958

Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 4/21]

Birth
1958

Ruth Guerri, St Louis Mo, playmate (July, 1983)

Birth
1958

Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala

Event
1958

Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

Event
1959

Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)

Birth
1959

George Antheil, US pianist/composer (Ballet M‚canique), dies at 58

Death
1959

Per Gessle, rocker (Roxette-Joy Ride)

Birth
1959

Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)

Birth
1959

Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)

Birth
1960

Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71

Death
1960

Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers

Event
1961

Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125

Event
1961

Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days

Event
1961

Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

Event
1961

USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus

Event
1961

Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1962

Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia

Event
1963

Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)

Birth
1963

Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron

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