Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on May 12 Pope John Paul II was assaulted by a knife-wielding Spanish priest and Mick married Bianca.
The first public appearance of the crouching start is recorded in Yale at an intercollegiate race on May 12, 1888. Charles H. Sherrill (right) of the Yale Class of 1889 assumes the crouch in a 100-yard dash and won the race. Other students unknown.
Lindbergh baby's death
Newsmen and spectators watch as a young man points to the spot where the body of 19-month-old baby Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., was found in a shallow grave, near Mount Rose, New Jersey on May 12, 1932.
The infant son of world-famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped on March 1, 1932, and found dead only four-and-a-half miles away from the Lindbergh estate.
King George VI coronation
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London on their return from Westminster Abbey on May 12, 1937, following the coronation service.
Bacall & Bogart engagement
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, who have played opposite each other in the movies, pose on May 12, 1945, in connection with their engagement announcement. The couple were married on May 21, 1945 at Louis Bromfield's Ohio Farm.
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The cruiser Arethusa, shown May 12, 1949, was anchored near the Nab Tower, Spithead, off the Isle of Wight in preparation for atomic ray experiments begin the following week.
The vessel, with no living thing aboard, will be subjected to bombardments of Gamma rays, which follow atom bomb explosions, but which can be produced as a by-product of an atomic pile.
Credit: John Rider-Rider/AP
West Berlin blockade lifted
The first vehicle, a U.S. army jeep, rolls out of West Berlin toward West Germany as the Russian blockade was lifted on May 12, 1949.
The blockade of Berlin, when the Soviet Union blocked all access to the city by Western Allies, was a major Cold War crisis. The Allies responded to Soviet actions by airlifting supplies to West Berliner. The blockade, which began June 24, 1948, finally ended on May 12, 1949.
Princess Grace & Prince Rainier
Princess Grace, with her husband Prince Rainier of Monaco, waves from the balcony of their Madrid hotel on May 12, 1956. The couple, who are on honeymoon, visited General Francisco Franco at the Pardo Palace.
Elizabeth Taylor & Eddie Fisher
Elizabeth Taylor (R), the new Mrs. Eddie Fisher, shows off her wedding band as she and Fisher talked to reporters at Los Angeles International Airport as they waited between planes, May 12, 1959. They were en route from Las Vegas, where they married in a Jewish ceremony, to New York.
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Sandy Koufax no-hitter
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles as he holds a baseball on May, 12, 1963 symbolizing his second no-hitter in less than a year. He pitched his first no-hitter against the New York Mets on June 30, 1962.
The 27-year-old left-hander barely missed a perfect game, retiring 22 men until he walked Ed Bailey in the eight and Willie McCovey (both of them San Francisco Giants) in the ninth. Dodgers won the ball game 8-0.
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Mississippi civil rights protests
A highway patrolman clad in riot geat rests his shotgun on his shoulder as he watches marchers pass during a protest march in Jackson, Mississippi on May 12, 1967. The protest was in response to the killing of a demonstrator during riots at Jackson State College.
Adam West as Batman
Actor Adam West, seen in his Batman costume, uses a "Bat camera" in a scene for a commercial film short on road safety being shot in London, May 12, 1967.
Mick and Bianca Jagger
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his bride, Bianca Perez-Mora Macias, during their wedding in the Sainte-Anne chapel in Saint Tropez, France, May 12, 1971.
Macias created a pop-culture sensation as a fashion rebel when she married Mick Jagger in a Savile Row-made pantsuit, also in 1971.
John Lennon deportation hearing
Former Beatle John Lennon, gives the peace sign, as he and his wife Yoko Ono arrive for a hearing on their deportation case at U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service office in lower Manhattan, May 12, 1972.
The Nixon administration ordered the deportation of the couple saying Lennon had entered the country improperly. Ostensibly the order was given because Lennon pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of pot in London in 1968 and U.S. immigration law banned anyone convicted for drug offenses. But Lennon had won Nixon's ire with his anti-Vietnam war activities.
Patricia Hearst's face is reflected in the roof of a car as she leaves the Los Angeles Hall of Justice following a hearing on May 12, 1976, where her attorney told a judge she was mentally incompetent to enter a plea.
Miss Hearst was being held at the Federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego undergoing tests.
Hearst, the granddaughter of publishers William Randolph Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army and took part in criminal activities. She was convicted for bank robbery. Hearst's sentence, considered harsh, was eventually commuted by President Jimmy Carter and she was pardon by President Bill Clinton.
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Pope John Paul II attacker
Juan María Fernández y Krohn, a Catholic priest is carried out by Portuguese police from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal after he attacked the visiting Pope John Paul II on May 12, 1982. Krohn used a bayonet in the attack that occurred nearly one year after an assassination attempt critically wounded the Pope. Krohn was sentenced to six years and served three.
Prince William stamp
Handout photo May 12, HRH Prince William is pictured on a commemorative stamp released May 12, 2002, in honor of his 21st birthday.
It was the first time a royal birthday was celebrated with the issuing of commemorative stamps and coins. More than 20 million of the stamps go on sale from June 17, four days before his birthday.
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Carter & Castro
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) shakes hands with Cuban President Fidel Castro after arriving at Jose Marti International airport May 12, 2002 in Havana.
Carter, the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since the 1959 Cuban revolution occurred, was on a six-day visit.