On this day: June 12

Published: Jun 10 2013 01:49:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Baseball sees its first perfect game, Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" dominates the box office, and Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered, all on this day.

OTD June 12 - Alex Rodriguez
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2012: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hits the 23rd grand slam of his career, tying a mark originally set on Aug. 20, 1938, by fellow Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig.

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