Historical Events for 12th June 2019

1909 – “Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
1944 – US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
1967 – Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
1980 – Ronald Reagan says he will submit to periodic medical tests
1987 – US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin wall
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 – Moshood Abiola declares himself lawful President of Nigeria
1997 – 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
2015 – Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars
2016 – Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 – worst mass shooting in the US

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