May 12, 1961 in History

Event:

Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time





More Notable Events on May 12:
1986 Bicycle is pedaled 65 mph
1984 South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years
1979 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end
1951 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
1908 Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B. Stubblefield
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