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Calendar for May 12th, 2014

1360s

  • 1364: The oldest university in Poland, Jagiellonian University, was founded

  • 1820s

  • Born 1820: Florence Nightingale (nurse)

  • 1870s

  • 1870: Manitoba Act passed, approving Manitoba to become a Canadian province

  • 1880s

  • 1888: Charles Sherrill first demonstrated a crouching start for sprinters

  • Died 1889: John Cadbury (chocolate manufacturer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1907: Katharine Hepburn (actress)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Yogi Berra (baseball player)

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Adler Planetarium, first in U.S., opened

  • Died 1934: Winnie (the bear Christopher Robin Milne named his toy bear after)

  • 1935: Alcoholics Anonymous founded

  • Born 1937: George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Emilio Estevez (actor)

  • 1966: Manitoba’s flag officially adopted

  • Born 1968: Tony Hawk (skateboarder)

  • Born 1969: Kim Fields (actress)

  • 1970s

  • 1970: Montreal was chosen as the site for the 1976 Summer Olympics

  • 1978: U.S. Commerce Department announced hurricanes would no longer be named solely after women

  • 1980s

  • Born 1986: Emily VanCamp (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1992: Robert Reed (actor)

  • Born 1992: Malcolm David Kelley (actor)

  • Born 1995: Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten (actors who played Geoffrey and Michael Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond)

  • 1997: Susie Maroney swam from Cuba to Florida in 24.5 hours

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Adam Petty (race car driver)

  • Died 2001: Perry Como (singer)

  • Died 2005: Emanuel Gluck (Yankee Stadium's longest-working vendor; wore badge No. 1)

  • 2006: American sprinter Justin Gatlin, Olympic champion, broke the 100-meter world record with a time of 9.76 seconds at the Qatar Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar. Previous record was 9.77 seconds by Jamaica's Asafa Powell on June 14, 2005, in Athens, Greece.

  • 2008: 7.8-magnitude earthquake, Sichuan province, China


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