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 This day in History - June 12
400 Historic Events for June 12
1981

Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Event
1981

3rd baseball strike starts

Event
1981

"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres

Event
1982

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam

Event
1982

Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands

Event
1982

750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC

Event
1983

Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth

Event
1983

29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

Event
1983

Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo and Juliet), dies at 82

Death
1983

Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

Event
1986

Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66

Death
1986

P W Botha declares South African national emergency

Event
1986

Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76

Death
1987

Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-B‚del Bokassa sentenced to death

Event
1988

Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer, dies at 87

Death
1988

6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper

Event
1988

Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy

Event
1988

Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

Event
1989

Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80

Death
1989

"Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV

Event
1989

Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids

Event
1990

Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Neth 1-1 in World Cup game

Event
1990

NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

Event
1990

Terence O'Neil, lord/PM of Ulster (1963-69), dies

Death
1990

Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

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