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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1906

William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist

Birth
1907

Katharine Hepburn, Hartford CT, actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond)

Birth
1907

Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)

Birth
1907

J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59

Death
1908

Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69

Death
1908

George Bernard Shaws' "Getting Married," premieres in London

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1908

Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield

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1909

34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8

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1910

Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour)

Birth
1910

Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)

Birth
1910

2nd NAACP conference (NYC)

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1910

Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0

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1912

Marshall Royal, jazz sax/clarinet

Birth
1913

Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)

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1914

Howard K Smith, LA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate)

Birth
1914

Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer

Birth
1914

Dan Daniel, (Rep-D-VA, 1969- )

Birth
1915

Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250

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1915

Franklin K Mathiews, presents idea of "Book Week"

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1916

Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer

Birth
1917

43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6

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1917

42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4

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1917

Andr‚ A Rieu, Dutch conductor

Birth
1918

Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)

Birth
1919

Yanks and Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15

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