Historical Events on June 12

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  • 28 Roman General Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome, awarded for fighting in Gaul
  • 1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • 1418 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

  • 1523 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • 1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder in Naples
  • 1552 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
  • 1553 King Edward VI accepts Archbishop Cranmer's "42 Articles"
  • 1560 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.

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1651 The newly completed Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Giovanni Bernini is unveiled in Rome

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1653 - 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch
  • 1665 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • 1665 England installs a municipal government in New York City
  • 1667 -13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
  • 1672 French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith

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1673 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

  • 1683 Rye House plot against English King Charles II uncovered
  • 1691 Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII
  • 1701 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 1714 Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty
  • 1772 Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori
  • 1775 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
  • 1776 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 1787 US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
  • 1792 Captain George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1819 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang, Sumatra
  • 1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
  • 1838 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1838 Iowa Territory forms with Burlington as its capital
  • 1840 Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands
  • 1845 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country
  • 1849 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • 1859 Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered, first major silver discovery in the US
  • 1860 The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1861 Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state

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1864 General Lee sends Jubal A. Early into Shenandoah Valley

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1864 Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road, Georgia, about 57 die in battle
  • 1864 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
  • 1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms

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1873 John William Strutt [Lord Raleigh] becomes President of the Royal Society (UK)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1875 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25

  • 1880 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • 1881 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting
  • 1885 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • 1889 88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster, Ireland.
  • 1892 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • 1894 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland; beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes
  • 1896 J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
  • 1897 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties).

Philippine <b>Revolution</b>Philippine Revolution

1898 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1899 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200
  • 1900 In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
  • 1901 In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
  • 1903 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • 1903 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • 1907 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • 1908 Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)
  • 1909 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1910 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • 1913 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
  • 1916 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • 1916 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1917 US Secret Service extends protection of the President to include his family
  • 1918 1st aerial bombing raid by an American unit, France

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1919 US Open Men's Golf, Brae Burn CC: Walter Hagen defeats Mike Brady by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff to win his second and final US Open

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 1919 Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
  • 1920 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • 1920 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • 1922 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8

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1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1925 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • 1926 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • 1926 Brazil leaves League of Nations

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1930 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4, first time world heavyweight title won on a foul

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1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 1933 Financial and Economy World conference opens (66 countries)

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1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes the break-up of William Boeing's empire into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Airlines

Aviation Pioneer William Boeing
Aviation Pioneer
William Boeing
  • 1935 Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • 1935 Senator Huey Long of Louisiana speaks continually for 15½ hours in then Senate's longest speech (150,000 words)
  • 1936 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 1936 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Topeka CC: Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title
  • 1937 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins first of his 2 consecutive US titles, 2 strokes ahead of Sam Snead

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1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Byron Nelson wins by 3 strokes from Craig Wood and 7 ahead of Denny Shute in a 36-hole playoff to claim the second of his 5 major titles
  • 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

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1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

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1942 Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
  • 1944 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
  • 1944 British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville
  • 1944 Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully
  • 1944 US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
  • 1945 US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
  • 1947 British Amateur Women's Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beats England's Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4
  • 1948 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1948 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1948 "William Tell" French opera by Gioachino Rossini premieres in Salle Le Peletier, Paris
  • 1948 US Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Ben Hogan dominates final 2 rounds, shooting 68-69, 2 shots ahead of runner-up Jimmy Demaret; third of his 9 major titles
  • 1948 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown

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1948 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

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1950 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1952 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 1954 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8

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1954 Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

  • 1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • 1955 TV comedy "Mister Peepers" starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1955 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • 1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1957 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1958 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • 1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
  • 1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • 1961 Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
  • 1962 Laos Prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
  • 1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made

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1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1965 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1965 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • 1965 The Beatles are awarded a MBE
  • 1965 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1965 Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1965 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • 1965 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1966 Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1967 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1967 US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • 1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • 1967 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

Film release premierFilm Premier

1967 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

  • 1968 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • 1970 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0

Music concertMusic Concert

1970 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

Music releaseAlbum Release

1972 John Lennon's political album "Sometime in NYC" released including the songs "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State" and "Luck of the Irish"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1973 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • 1973 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • 1973 Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • 1975 Billy Williams's 400th career HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1975 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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1976 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 1977 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1977 LPGA Championship, Bay Tree Plantation GC: Chako Higuchi of Japan wins her only LPGA major title by 3 from Pat Bradley, Sandra Post & Judy Rankin

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Groundbreaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1978 David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
  • 1978 US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
  • 1979 Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
  • 1979 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
  • 1979 Sanista occupies parts of Managua

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1979 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

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1980 Ronald Reagan says he will submit to periodic medical tests

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film release premierFilm Premier

1981 "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the first Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres

Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
  • 1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1981 Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election
  • 1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • 1982 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • 1982 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
  • 1983 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie
  • 1983 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • 1983 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

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1986 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

KnighthoodDictator Bokassa I

1987 Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa sentenced to death
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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
  • 1987 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall
  • 1988 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • 1988 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988 The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
  • 1989 "Doctor Doctor", TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1989 Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson admits using steroids
  • 1990 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 "Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • 1991 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1991 Boris Yelstin elected President of Russian Federation
  • 1993 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17

BeatificationPapal Visit

1994 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • 1994 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • 1994 Moshood Abiola declares himself lawful President of Nigeria
  • 1996 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 1996 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • 1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

1997 Shakespeare's Globe theatre opens in London, England, replica of original Globe theatre (1599-1642) with performance of Henry V, after campaign by Sam Wanamaker
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles

Actor George Clooney
George Clooney
Actor Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1999 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • 2000 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

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2002 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2002 36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win