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June 12 Birthdays

George Herbert Walker Bush
1924—, 41st President of the United States (1989–93), born in Milton, Mass.

Johanna Spyri
author (1827)

Djuna Barnes
author (1892)

Anne Frank
diarist (1929)

June 12 in History


John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.


Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.


The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.


Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.


Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.


Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

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