Historical Events for 12th June 2018

1909 – “Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
1923 – Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC
1948 – 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown
1960 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1962 – USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
1977 – “Pippin” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
1983 – Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
1990 – Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
1994 – 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika and Passion win
2008 – Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.

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