JUNE 12TH

1917, the family members of the U.S. President began receiving protection from the Secret Service.
1929 Author Anne Frank was born. She dies in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 at age 15.
1939, the National Baseball Hall Of Fame And Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1951Boston singer Brad Delp was born. He committed suicide in 2007.
1952Pretenders bassist Pete Farndon is born. He dies in 1983.
1963, Civil rights activist Medgar Evers is shot and killed in Jackson, Mississippi, at age 37.
1964, South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa. He was released 27 years later in 1990, and was elected president in 1994 in South Africa’s first free elections.
1965Sonny & Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand.
1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
1981, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, opens in theaters.
1987, during a visit to the divided city of Berlin, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

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