To­day in his­tory

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To­day is Tues­day, June 12, the 163rd day of 2018 and the 85th day of spring.

To­day’s High­lights in His­tory: In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was as­sas­si­nated in Jack­son, Mis­sis­sippi. In 1964, anti-apartheid ac­tivist Nel­son Man­dela was sen­tenced to life in prison for sab­o­tage in South Africa. In 1987, Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan chal­lenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gor­bachev to “tear down this wall” in a speech de­liv­ered in di­vided Berlin. In 1994, Ni­cole Brown Simp­son, exwife of pro­fes­sional foot­ball player O.J. Simp­son, and her friend Ron­ald Gold­man were mur­dered in Los An­ge­les. In 2016, a gun­man killed 49 peo­ple and in­jured 53 oth­ers at the Pulse night­club in Or­lando, Flor­ida.

To­day’s fact: As­sas­si­nated civil rights leader Medgar Evers’ brother, Charles Evers, was the first African-Amer­i­can since Re­con­struc­tion to be elected a mayor in Mis­sis­sippi, in 1969.

To­day’s sports: In 1939, the Base­ball Hall of Fame opened in Coop­er­stown, New York.

To­day’s num­ber: 28 – years the Berlin Wall stood sep­a­rat­ing East and West Berlin.

To­day’s moon: Be­tween last quar­ter moon (June 6) and new moon (June 13).

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