May 12, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
  • Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Deaths in History

Person of interestNelly Sachs

leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78