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On this day: June 12

POSTED: 11:49 AM Jun 10 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jun 12 2013

Baseball sees its first perfect game, Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" dominates the box office, and Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered, all on this day.

OTD June 12 - New York City
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1665: After the Dutch pull out, New Amsterdam is reincorporated under English law as New York City, named after the Duke of York.