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On June the 12th
Hungarian composer, Gyorgy Ligeti, died at the age of 82. He is considered as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the later part of the 20th century. His music has been featured on numerous films by the late film director Stanley Kubrick.
American actor, Gregory Peck, died at the age of 89. He is considered as one of the legendary stars of the American film industry of the 20th century.
US president Ronald Reagan made his famous "tear down that wall" comment during a speech.
More than 750000 people attended a rally against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park.
The United States Supreme Court declared that all state laws which prohibited interracial marriages to be unconstitutional.
Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison by the South African authorities.
German Nazis executed 1180 Jews at the city of Berezhany, Ukraine. The entire population of the Jewish ghetto were led to face death at city's old Jewish graveyard, where they were shot and then dumped into a mass grave.
During the course of the 2d World War, 13000 British and French troops surrendered to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
American politician, George H. W. Bush, was born in Milton, Massachusetts. He served as the 41st President of the United States between 1989 and 1993.
Russian ballerina, Marina Semenova, was born in Saint-Petersburg. She was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina and one of the famous of the 20th century. In 2003, the Bolshoi Theatre celebrated the 95th birthday of Semenova.
The Philippines declared its independence from Spain.
88 people were killed near Armagh in Northern Ireland, when the backwards rail cart detached from a train while on an incline and then collided with a following train. It was the worst train dissaster in Europe during the 19th century.
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