Today in History历史上的今日:2016-05-12

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May 12th 1949

The Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin, one of the first major crises of the Cold War. Our reporter from the US Armed Forces Radio Network is on the scene and then divided Germany city.

"The first vehicles are going through. Crowd in the background say they're happy about the whole thing."


In New Jersey, the body of the kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in a wooded area, miles from the aviator's home. Bruno Richard Hauptmann is later tried and executed for abducting and murdering the infant.


"She's 23 years old and the way she is is just exactly the way we brought her up to be."

Actress Katherine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut. Among her movie roles: The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond.


"Everything I ever was I still am and I live in sort of a adolescent envelope, anyway."

Comedian George Carlin is born in New York City. He's best known for his monologue about the seven dirty words you can't say on television and radio.

And 1928

Raindrops keep falling on my head

Composer Burt Bacharach is born in Kansas City, Missouri. Among his melodies: walk on by, I say a little prayer and raindrops keep falling on my head.

Today in History, May 12th, Camille Bohannon, the Associated Press.