Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday (1942)Get 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.
ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa (1964)
The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule (1987)
b: David Rockefeller (1915); d: Saul Alinsky (1972), Philip Vera Cruz (1994), Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (1994)
On this day: June 12