12th June: Today In History

Today is Monday, June 12th, the 163rd day of 2017. There are 202 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
Events:
1967:  The U.S. Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, unanimously struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
1776:  Virginia’s colonial legislature adopted a Declaration of Rights.
1898:  Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.
1920:  The Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice president.
1924:  President Calvin Coolidge was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Republican national convention in Cleveland. (Coolidge had become president in 1923 upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding.)
1939:  The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1942:  Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis.
1957:  Bandleader Jimmy Dorsey died in New York at age 53.
1963:  Civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.)
1967:  The James Bond film “You Only Live Twice,” starring Sean Connery, premiered in London, a day before its U.S. opening.
1979:  26-year-old cyclist Bryan Allen flew the human-powered Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel.
1987:  President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
1997:   Baseball began regular-season interleague play, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series. (In the first game played under this arrangement, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3.) The Treasury Department unveiled a new 50-dollar bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.
Birthdays:
Former President George H.W. Bush is 93.
Singer Vic Damone is 89.
Songwriter Richard M. Sherman is 89.
Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 87.
Jazz musician Chick Corea is 76.
Sportscaster Marv Albert is 76.
Singer Roy Harper is 76.
Pop singer Len Barry is 75. 

Quotes Of The Day:
If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never realize what you can become.
Honestly waiting for the day when i get treated like a priority instead of just an option

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