Monday, June 12, 2017
History for June 12 - On-This-Day.com
David Rockefeller 1915 - Banker, Irwin Allen 1916 - Television and film producer, nicknamed "The Master of Disaster", George H.W. Bush 1924 - 41st President of the United States, father of President George W. Bush
Anne Frank (Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank) 1929 - Known for her diary which documented her experiences during World War II, Jim Nabors 1930 - Actor, singer ("Gomer Pyle, USMC"), Timothy Busfield 1957 - Actor ("The West Wing," "thirtysomething")
1812 - Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.
1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend.
1897 - Carl Elsener patented his penknife. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.
1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1963 - "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
1979 - Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross, man powered, across the English Channel.
1982 - 75,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt were in attendance.
1987 - U.S. President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.