Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 12
1880:John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
1898:Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
1939:The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
1942:Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
1963:Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1997:Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
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