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On this day: June 12

Published On: Jun 10 2013 12:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Baseball sees its first perfect game, Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" dominates the box office, and Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered, all on this day.

OTD June 12 - Thomas Gage
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1775: British Gen. Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms with the exception of Samuel Adams and John Hancock who, if captured, were to be hanged.

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