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What happened on 12 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 12 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 12 MAY

2018 | Paris knife attack: A man was shot dead by police in Paris after killing one and injuring several others.

2015 | A train derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and more than 200 were injured.

2015 | Massive Nepal earthquake killed 218 people and over 3 500 wounded.

2010 | Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashed on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, 103 out of the 104 people were killed on board.

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2008 | An earthquake (measured at around 8.0 magnitude) occurred in Sichuan, China, and over 69 000 people were killed.

2008 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, nearly 400 immigrants were arrested for identity theft and document fraud.

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BIRTHDAYS

1981 | Filipino actor, and singer, Dennis Trillo.

1939 | English pediatrician and academic, Cyril Chantler

1995 | American actor, Kenton Duty.

1979 | Canadian soccer player, Adrian Serioux.

1958 | American actress, Jennifer Hetrick.

1980 | American basketball player, Keith Bogans.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2012 | Dutch footballer, and coach, Jan Bens, 91.

2006 | Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya, Hussein Maziq, 88.

1992 | Greek poet and songwriter, Nikos Gatsos, 81.

1700 | English poet, playwright, and critic, John Dryden, 69.

2012 | Belgian illustrator, Eddy Paape, 92.

SPORTS

2014 | On this day, Rio Ferdinand left  Manchester United after he was not offered a new contract.

ENTERTAINMENT

2013 | On this day in the United States, The Lipstick Stain” was released for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

Umoja village in Kenya is inhabited by women only, their children, and livestock. No man is allowed to live in the village

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