Today in History - June 12

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Mrs. Myrlie Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers tells a memorial gathering at Fayette, Miss., "I see evidence every day that Medgar Evers lives on." In background is a drawing of a black-white handshake with the inscription :"Together We Rise." She spoke June 12, 1973, on the 10th anniversary of Evers slaying. (AP Photo)

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Photo shows hole in upper right of picture made by 30-30 caliber bullet which mortally wounded Medgar Evers, State Field Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Jackson, Miss., today. Bullet passed through Evers into window. Window reflects car where Evers was alighting when shot in back. (AP Photo/str)

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A formation of Thunderbolt fighters is shown in the air, June 12, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Briggs Cunningham, from Green Farm Conn., at the wheel of his American made Cunningham, 5.482cc. During the trials on the Le Mans circuit in Circuit de la Sarathe, France, June 10, 1954. The 24-hour endurance automobile race of Le Mans will start on June 12. (AP Photo/Pierre Godot)

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With a smoke screen hovering overhead, South Vietnamese army troops wait to board helicopters to return to their home base from an operation in Mondolkiri province on northeastern Cambodia on June 12, 1970. Smoke screen is a cover against antiaircraft fire from Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops operating in the area. (AP Photo/Jacques Tonnaire)

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Tricia Nxion is shown in her wedding gown in the White House, which released the photo June 12,1971. Gown is by Priscilla of Boston. (AP Photo/HO)

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Under heavy bombardment by German 88mm guns, American soldiers flatten themselves on the sand as they move up the shore, during Allied landing operations in Normandy, France, June 12, 1944. (AP Photo)

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A cup of tea for Beatle drummer Ringo Starr as he waits for flight at London Airport, in England, on June 12, 1964. Ringo, who has just left hospital, was flying to join the rest of the group, now touring Australia. (AP Photo)

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Peter Brooks of New York City shaves without benefit of a mirror as dawn breaks over the tents set up to house hikers in the Meredith March near Pope, Mississippi, June 12, 1966. Brooks, who joined the march on Thursday, uses a dew-sprinkled automobile roof as a shelf for his toilet articles. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali, right, proclaims he?s turned serious for his re-match with Ken Norton, who broke his jaw and outpointed him last March 31, as they meet Tuesday for a formal signing ceremony at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on June, 12, 1973. ?I?ve learned my lesson,? said Ali. ?I played too much.? The 12-round re-match will be staged Sept. 10 at the Forum with promoters predicting a live gate of more than $700,000. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan speaks in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany, Friday June 12, 1987, as he visits the city during 750th anniversary celebrations. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil)

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The Southern Cross being wheeled out onto the airfield at Oakland, Ca., on June 12, 1928, before setting off to Australia. Captain Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm will be attempting the 7,500 mile record flight. (AP Photo)

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Democratic Presidential front runner Jimmy Carter and his 8 year old daughter Amy Carter have a moment alone, though they are in the midst of about 30 visitors to Amy's drink stand outside the Carter home, June 12, 1976, Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr.)

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One of the wonders of China are the famous Buddhist caves and shrines near Tatung-Fu, China, shown June 12, 1935. The caves date back 1,500 years. Enormous stone figures of Buddha, as high as a 6-story building are carved out of the solid rock of the mountain. In the foreground is a village which has sprung up since the caves became an attraction for visitors. (AP Photo)

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Mons. Jean Willems, director of the Fonds National de la Reacherche Scientifique of Belgium, on June 12 presented to the Science Museum, the gondola, of the balloon in which Prof. Piccard and M.Cosyns made their ascent into the stratosphere in 1932. Col. E.B. Makintosh (director of the Science Museum) shaking hands with Prof. Piccard, centre, at the museum in London on June 12, 1935. In rear is seen the gondola. Both Prof. Piccard and M. Cosyns were present. (AP Photo)

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A giant Junkers D.2000 plane towers over a two seater plane during a visit to Crodon Aerodrome in England on June 12. 1931. (AP Photo)

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Construction workers apply a coat of protective covering on the huge cable supports of the George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, in New York City, June 12, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Customers stand at the "ticket window" June 12, 1952 which is one of the windows that serves sidewalk patrons at the "Whistle Stop #1" a new restaurant in Chicago. The front of the restaurant resembles the front end of a diesel locomotive and inside small railroad trains serve food to the customers. Whistle Stop #1 is the brain child of Denny Dennison, an advertising specialist. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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The U.S. Navy dirigible Akron flies over San Francisco, Calif., on June 12, 1932. Below is the the waterfront known as Telegraph Hill, where the arrival of ships was formerly announced by semaphore. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this June 12, 1948, file photo, Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, races home to win the $100,000 added Belmont Stakes Race and the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. A little more than three weeks after winning the Triple Crown, Citation won the Stars and Stripes Handicap at Arlington Park. On Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, American Pharoah will attempt to do what many Triple Crown champions have done throughout history, win their first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/File)

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Investigators inspect the classroom at a Volkhoven Catholic elementary school where a man, Walter Seifert, attacked and killed eight students and two teachers with a lance-like weapon and a homemade flame thrower, in Cologne, Germany, June 12, 1964. Twenty other people were wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr.)

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Dr. Martin Luther King fans himself with his straw hat as he sits in the shade of a roadside tree at a rest stop during Meredith March along U.S. 51 near Enid on June 12, 1966. The march halted for the night near Enid Dam. (AP Photo)

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West German actress Ruth Leuwerik is pictured with Jerry Metcalf as chimney sweeper, sitting on a bench, at the set discussing a scene during filming the second part of "The Trapp Family" in New York, USA, June 12, 1958. Others from left are: Utz Utermann - producer, director Wolfgang Liebeneier and script girl Olga Barrekette. In the background is the city's skyline. (AP Photo/Lindsay)

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New fire resident suits are displayed by members of the fire department of a Ruhr industrial area in Essen, Germany, June 12, 1953. The fire fighters were attending an exhibition in Essen. The suits are made of a specially treated cloth covered with aluminum dust. (AP Photo/Gillhausen)

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A child gives a power salute as the Indians settle in their temporary home at a local hotel in San Francisco, June 12, 1971 after being removed from Alcatraz Island. The raid removed 15 Native Americans from the former prisoner site. (AP Photo)

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National Guardsmen with fixed bayonets move into Tampa's Central Avenue district just before sundown, June 12, 1967. Orders were to disperse groups of more than three persons. Gov. Claude Kirk appeared on television as the troops moved into the black area and urged Tampa residents to "stay at home and go to bed". (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

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Large concrete drainage pipes are used as temporary housing for homeless East Pakistani refugees in the Sahara Refugee Camp, Calcutta, India, June 12, 1971. (AP Photo)

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A young refugee girl eats a bowl of food whilst standing next to her mother outside a tent at the Wadi Dleil Refugee Camp some 48 miles north eat of Amman, Jordan on June 12, 1967. The camp is set up in open desert. Water is brought in by tank van and food by trucks. (AP Photo)

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German prisoners for whom the war is now over, take it easy on June 12, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Bottles of Scotch whiskey smuggled in hollowed-out loaves of bread are pictured, June 12, 1924, location unknown. (AP Photo)

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Elizabeth II, Queen of England with Prince Andrew and her fourth child Prince Edward on June 12, 1964. Prince Edward was born on March 10, this year. Prince Andrew is four. (AP Photo)

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Artillery supplies going up to front on June 12, 1940 in France. (AP Photo)

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The New York Yankees sluggers on June 12, 1942. This is the group that is keeping the Yankees baseball club on top. Left to right are: Bill Dickey; Joe Gordon; Buddy Hassett; Tommy Henrich; Joe DiMaggio; Chas Keller. (A Photo/Tom Sande)

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Police join hands to hold back demonstrators outside court in Pretoria, South Africa, June 12, 1964 after eight of the accused in the Rivonia Sabotage trial, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, were sentenced to life imprisonment. (AP Photo)

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Federalized National Guardsmen have a curbstone dinner on the campus of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa while one of their number catches up with the news, June 12, 1963. The troops were sent in to assure enrollment of two black students at the university. (AP Photo)

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American soldiers and Czech officers gather around the grave in Lidice on June 12, 1945 which is the memorial to the 172 men who died in the annihilation of Lidice, in Czechoslovakia. Nazis wiped Lidice out completely in June 1942 because they believed that the town, or town people, were in some way connected with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich near Prague. (AP Photo/Charles Haacker/ACME/Pool)

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The former Tricia Nixon and her husband Edward Finch Cox, walk from the altar at the White House Rose Garden after their marriage, June 12, 1971. Obscured by the bride and groom are matron of honor Julie Nixon Eisenhower and best man Howard E. Cox Jr. In the background is the Rev. Dr. Edward G. Latch, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, who performed the wedding. (AP Photo)

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Walt Disney, the man who created ?Mickey Mouse? arrived in evening on June 12, 1935 in London from Plymouth, where are landed from the Normandie. He and his wife are here for a ?honeymoon? although they have been married ten years. Associated Press Photo shows: Walt Disney and his wife, with Mickey Mouse photographed on the roof of Governor Mouse. (AP Photo)

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Family of Peruvian Indians pick their way over mudslide as they attempt to leave the Huaraz area of northern Peru on June 12, 1970where an earthquake and subsequent mudslides buried their home. (AP Photo/JAB)

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Officers return to Waterloo barracks near Jessup, Maryland on nearby Route 1 between Washington and Baltimore after carrying out radar assignment on June 12, 1956. In rear is Cpl. Garland Walters and with him is Pvt. Richard Dunn. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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A model displays West Germany’s newest in umbrellas, designed with the face of a clock. The hands can be moved to any position. The umbrella made its appearance at an exhibit of umbrellas in Duesseldorf, June 12, 1956. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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More than six hundred German prisoners, the largest number yet to reach this country since the opening of the second front, arrived in England on June 12, 1944. Here they are seen being marched under guard to a prisoners-of-war camp. (AP Photo)

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Swept out of their homes by the Nazi tide of invasion, Belgian refugee children have a school of their own in the suburbs of the British capital where they may work, play and study together in London, England, June 12, 1943. A happy crowd of expatriated youngsters at play on the school grounds. This school is one of many for children evacuated from occupied countries. (AP Photo)

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French people gather in a street in Come Du Mont, France on June 12, 1944, to watch Allied bombers roar over the town on their return from a mission. (AP Photo)

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This is an aerial view of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, shown June 12, 1962, the day three prisoners escaped. (AP Photo)

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President Richard Nixon applauds as his daughter Tricia and her husband Edward Finch Cox, cut a giant wedding cake at the White House June 12, 1971. (AP Photo)

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America’s first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Amelia Caramanlis, wife of the Greek prime minister, use the columns of the Parthenon as a backdrop as they pose in Athens, Greece on June 12, 1961. Cameramen, both news and amateur, had a field day on the acropolis as Mrs. Kennedy posed willingly during her tour of the holy rock of Greece rising in the plain of Attica. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy)

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The Yentna Glacier in south-central Alaska, June 12, 1970. Dark areas in the typical valley glacier, fed by tributary glaciers, are rocks and debris being transported by the slow-moving ice. (AP Photo)

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Anti-apartheid demonstrators gather outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square, London, June 12, 1964, in protest against the sentence to life imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, former chief of the banned African National Congress. Mandela, 46, and seven other defendants were found guilty in the South African treason trial in Pretoria. They were sentenced today. (AP Photo)

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Many smiling, some stern, these American infantrymen ride aboard a U.S. Navy LCI, underway to their rendezvous with other Allied invasion forces on the Normandy coast of France, June 12, 1944. (AP Photo)

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