Jun 12, Anne Frank received her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam.
Jun 12, Nicole Simpson (35) and Ronald Goldman (27) were knifed to death outside of Nicole’s Brentwood, Los Angeles, condominium. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil action. “The Run of His Life” by Jeffrey Toobin tells the story of the O.J. Simpson trial.
Jun 12, In South Africa Makobo Modjadji (27), the famed rain queen of the Bolobedu people, died of unspecified causes.
Jun 12, In Minnesota Katricia Daniels (36) and her son, Robert Shepard (10), were found murdered. Daniels was stabbed and cut more than 100 times and her son had a television smashed over his head. On June 18 Stafon Edward Thompson (17) and Brian Lee Flowers (16), both of Minneapolis, were charged as adults with first-degree murder.
Jun 12, Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin (61) lost her battle with breast cancer and died at her home in Santa Monica, Ca. Among the hit movies she produced were the “Spider Man” series, “Pretty Woman,” and “Fight Club.”
Jun 12, A federal judge in Boston sentenced Catherine Grieg (61), girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, to 8 years in prison for helping Bulger stay on the run for 16 years.
Jun 12, Elinor Ostrom (b.1933), the first woman to win a shared Nobel Prize for economics (2009), died In Bloomington, Ind.
Jun 12, Mexican prosecutors said they have arrested 12 people in connection with the slayings of 11 young women, whose skeletal bodies were found near Ciudad Juarez early last year. They allegedly belonged to a gang that forced young women into prostitution and drug dealing, killing them when they were no longer of use.
Jun 12, A Tunisian court convicted 3 European feminist activists, who staged a topless courthouse protest last month, sentencing them to four months and a day in prison.