On May 12, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 132nd day of the Gregorian calendar is May 12th. On this day, a massive earthquake struck Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people; President Jimmy Carter became the first American president to visit Cuba after the Castro revolution; and the Duke and Duchess of York were crowned King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 12th. Florence Nightingale, Katherine Hepburn, and comedian George Carlin were all born on May 12th. Today is World Migratory Bird Day and National Limerick Day.
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