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On This Day in History - 12th June

Birthdays

1819Charles Kingsley, English clergymen & novelist
1897Anthony Eden, British politician
1924George Bush, Former (41st) US President
1929Anne Frank, Dutch wartime diarist
1945Pat Jennings, Footballer

Events

1922Insulin was patented
1938Severe flooding of China's Yellow river killed thousands
1944The first V1 rocket fell on England during World War 2
1965The Beatles received MBE's in the Queens Birthday Honours
1979The first ever Channel crossing by a pedal powered plane took place
1987Margaret Thatcher won her third election in a row
1987Students and police clashed in Seoul, South Korea
1988A study found cars to be a worldwide air pollution threat
1989MP's voted to allow television cameras into the House Of Commons
1991Boris Yeltsin was elected the President of the new Russian Republic