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This Day in History for May 12 – Carter Visits Castro and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1932 – Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, is found dead 10 weeks after his abduction (More info)

1949 – The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin (More info)

1963 – After refusing to alter the lyrics of his song ‘John Birch’ for a live broadcast of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ Bob Dylan storms off the set in protest (More info)

2002 – Former president Jimmy Carter becomes the first US president to visit Fidel Castro’s Cuba (More info)

2008 – An 8.0 earthquake occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people (More info)

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