Jun 12 1963

Civil rights lawyer Medgar Evers is shot dead in the driveway of his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The assassin, a klansman named Byron De La Beckwith, dodges prison when two all-white juries return hung verdicts, but is finally convicted of the crime in 1994.

Jun 12 1978

David Berkowitz is sentenced to 365 consecutive years in prison without the possibility of parole. Berkowitz killed six New Yorkers between 1976 and 1977, known collectively as the Son of Sam murders.

Jun 12 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson and her male friend Ronald Goldman are savagely murdered in front of Simpson’s condominium complex in Brentwood, California. The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole’s estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.

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