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Today in history: May 12
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Today in history: May 12

In 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two of the cars colli…

President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this w…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Elizabeth Hurley, Faith Evans, Gina Gershon, Kim Deal, Shane West a…

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Aaron Sorkin, Dick Vitale, Johnny Depp, Keesha Sharp, Mae Whitman, …

President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at eliminating wage disparities based on gender, and more events th…

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