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These are some of the notable events to happen on this day throughout history. Wonder how history would have changed had the US adopted Florida style “shall issue” rights for ALL in the 1970’s?

1978, David Berkowitz, the New York killer called 'Son of Sam' was given life imprisonment for each of the six people he killed.

1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home; OJ Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil action.

Just for a little perspective, the District of Columbia had a blanket ban on ownership, possession and carry of handguns in its jurisdiction which began in 1976; this was struck down June 26, 2008 by the United States Supreme Court. (More)


Here are some other interesting facts about June 12…
1665, England installed a municipal government in New York City, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1839, Abner Doubleday invented baseball at Cooperstown, New York.
1939, The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
1963, Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers is shot and killed in front of his house in Jackson, Mississippi.
1987, President Ronald Reagan issues his famous "tear down this wall" speech at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall.
1987, Margaret Thatcher started her third term as Prime Minister of Britain.