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Today in History: May 12


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Today in History: May 12



Today in History: May 12



Today in History: 12 May 2008


China: Sichuan Earthquake Kills 69 000 People

On this day in 2008, a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Sichuan province of China killing some 69 000 people.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Wenchuan_earthquake


Today in History – 12 May 1937


George VI Crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth

Though reigning as king since the 11th December 1936, King George VI was not officially crowned until this day in 1937. His reign lasted until his death on the 6 February 1952, when he was succeeded by the current queen, Elizabeth II.

George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. He became king following his brother’s (Edward VIIIabdication in 1936.

 


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