On this day: May 12

Posted: 2:37 PM EDT May 07, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 12, 2016

The Lindbergh baby is found dead, the Soviet Union ends its blockade of Berlin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its debut album, and Jimmy Carter makes an historic trip to Cuba, all on this day.

OTD May 12 - Sichuan earthquake
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2008: An earthquake measuring around 8.0 magnitude hits Sichuan, China, killing more than 69,000 people.

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