On this day, May 12, in Politics
On this day, in 2002 former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba to visit with Fidel Castro. This was the first time than any American head of state, whether in office or not, had gone to Cube since the 1959 revolution.
On this day, May 12, in Sports
In the world of sports, two interesting things happened on this day. First, Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs, hit his 500th home run in 1970. Finally, in 1957, A.J. Foyt won his first race in Kansas City, MO.