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 - Nelson Mandela
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1964: Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government in South Africa. Mandela served nearly 27 years before being released in 1990.

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