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This Day in History: June 12

June 12: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1897, Carl Elsener patented a penknife that later became known as the Swiss army knife.
  2. In 1923, Harry Houdini escaped from a strait jacket while being suspended upside down 40 feet above the ground.
  3. In 1963, Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, was killed in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.
  4. In 1979, Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a man-powered aircraft.
  5. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenges the Soviet leader to tear down the Berlin wall.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Anne Frank, German diarist; George Bush, 41st President of the United States; Steve Kiner, football; Fritz Lipmann, biochemist; David Rockefeller, banker.

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