On This Day: May 12th

This is 133rd day of the year and 233 days remain in the year.

in history
Manitoba became a province of Canada.
The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's kidnapped baby was found.
Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
The Soviet blockade that prompted the Berlin airlift was ended.
Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, swatted his 500th home run.
Harry A. Blackmun was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president (in or out of office) to visit Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Tens of thousands killed and thousands injured when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China.
An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China and as many as 68,000 people were killed.
The 2012 World Expo began in Yeosu, South Korea.
May 12 Birthdays
Florence Nightingale1820–1910, English nurse, the founder of modern nursing, b. Florence, Italy.
Yogi Berrabaseball player
Emilio Estevezactor
Katharine Hepburnactress
Henry Cabot LodgeU.S. Senator
George Carlincomedian
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkinchemist, Nobel laureate
Burt Bacharachcomposer

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