Historical Events for 12th May 2024

1534 – German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
1919 – New York Yankees and Washington Senators play second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 innings at the Polo Grounds; 0-0 in 12 the previous day
1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates due to ill health
1953 – KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
1967 – 20th Cannes Film Festival: “Blowup” directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
1972 – Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
1976 – 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow
1995 – Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
2001 – 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing “Everybody” in Copenhagen

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