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 - Baseball Hall of Fame
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Baseball Hall of Fame

1939: The Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. Roughly 25 players were inducted when the Hall of Fame opened, including the inaugural class of 1936, which featured Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Here, some of those players are seen gathered for the hall's opening. Back row: Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, George Sisler and Johnson. Seated: Eddie Collins, Ruth, Connie Mack and Cy Young.

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