11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 12th June

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1915 - Banker David Rockefeller is born

2. 1917 : King Constantine of Greece abdicates his throne in the face of pressure from Britain, France and internal opponents

3. 1942 - Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday

4. 1962 - Three inmates convicted of bank robbery escape from America's most notorious prison, Alcatraz in California

5. 1963 - Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiers at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City

6. 1964 - The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is given a life sentence for sabotage

7. 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time In New York City

8. 1975 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is barred from holding office for six years after she's found guilty of electoral corruption

9. 1991 - The Chicago Bulls win their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one

10. 1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman are brutally stabbed to death in Brentwood, California

11. 2008 - Two armed robbers stole two Picasso engravings and two other pieces of artwork from a museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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