What to remember about June 12th…
- 1776 Virginia adopts George Mason’s Declaration of Rights
- 1864 Lt. General Ulysses S Grant withdraws Union troops from Cold Harbor, VA; last Confederate victory of the Civil War
- 1924 President George H. W. Bush born in Milton, Mass
- 1963 Civil rights leader Medgar Evars murdered in Jackson, Miss.
- 1978 David Berkowitz sentenced to 25 years-to-life in Attica for “Son of Sam” slayings in 1976 and 1977
- 1987 President Ronald Reagan gives speech in West Berlin saying “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
- 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered; O.J. Simpson will be tried for their murders and found “not guilty”
- 2003 Actor Gregory Peck (To Kill A Mockingbird) dies in L.A.