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 Jun
12
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1987
President Reagan challenges Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall!"
On this day in 1987, in one of his most famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany. In 1945, following Germany's defeat in World War II, the nation's ... read more »
General Interest
2016
Terrorist gunman attacks Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida »
1898
Philippine independence declared »
1963
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated »
1975
Indira Gandhi convicted of election fraud »
2017
Otto Warmbier returns from North Korean prison in a coma »
American Revolution
1776
Virginia adopts George Mason's Declaration of Rights »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1942
Anne Frank receives a diary »
1971
Honey Cone earns a #1 hit with "Want Ads" »
2003
Academy Award-winning actor Gregory Peck dies »
Civil War
1862
J.E.B. Stuart rides around the Union army »
1864
Grant pulls out of Cold Harbor »
Crime
1994
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered »
Disaster
1897
Deadly quake hits India, killing more than 1,500  »
Inventions & Science
1940
Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture Rolls-Royce engines for war effort »
Presidential
1924
George Herbert Walker Bush is born »
1944
John F. Kennedy receives medals »
Sports
1920
Big Red sets record at Belmont Stakes »
Vietnam War
1965
South Vietnamese premier resigns »
1972
General John D. Lavelle testifies before Congress »
Westward Expansion
1876
Journalist headed for Little Big Horn files dispatch »
World War I
1917
King Constantine of Greece abdicates »
World War II
1940
Germany prepares to occupy Paris  »