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May 12


1949   The Soviet Union lifts its Blockade of Berlin.

1965   The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.

1970   Ernie Banks becomes the ninth member of the 500 home run club

1997   The Angels score 13 runs in a single baseball inning.

Famous Birthdays:

1820   Florence Nightingale (Famous nurse who started nursing school)

1907   Katherine Hepburn (Actress)

1925   Yogi Berra (Baseball Player)

1929   Burt Bacharach (Composer)

1948   Steve Winwood (Singer)

1959   Ving Rhames (Actor)

1962   Emilio Estevez (Actor)

1966   Stephen Baldwin (Actor)

1968   Tony Hawk (Skateboard Star)

Today in History Archive:

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