On this day: June 12

Published On: Jun 10 2013 12:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2016 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 - Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

1987: At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, using the phrase that would become famous: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

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