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 This day in History - September 12
414 Historic Events for September 12
1971

85th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)

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1972

Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics

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1972

William Boyd, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77

Death
1972

Ciod War: Icelandic gunboats sink 2 British trawlers in North Sea

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1972

Amy Locane, NJ, actress (Sandy Harling-Melrose Place)

Birth
1972

Cady Cantrell, Lanett AL, playmate (Apr, 1992)

Birth
1973

Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77

Death
1973

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1973

2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)

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1973

Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86

Death
1974

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers

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1974

Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)

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1975

Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)

Birth
1976

96th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bj”rn B”rg (64 36 76 64)

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1976

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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1976

Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)

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1976

White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors

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1977

Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)

Death
1977

James Louis McCartney, son of Paul and Linda McCartney

Birth
1977

Steven Biko, S African black student leader, dies in police custody

Death
1978

Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba

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1978

Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television

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1978

Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69

Death
1979

Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie

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1979

Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits

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