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June 12, 1982 - Protests, Ceasefires And Final Assaults.

June 12, 1982 - Largest anti-nuclear Rally held in Central Park. British forces stage "final assault" on Port Stanley. Pope John Paul II visits Argentina. Israeli ceasefire in Lebanon announced. Simon Wiesenthal home bombed. Holmes-Cooney fight.

<strong>Estimates ranging upwards to over half a million.</strong>


Certainly a baffling day if you weren't "from around here" on this June 12th in 1982. In one part of the Hemisphere you had one of the largest Anti-nuclear/Anti-War rallies being staged in Central Park in New York. While in another part of the Hemisphere you had the British Army staging the "final assault" on Port Stanley in the Falklands, and Pope John Paul II offering communion to the ruling Military Junta in Buenos Aires. Go figure.

Between all that you had the Middle-East and an announcement from Tel-Aviv that a ceasefire had been brokered in Lebanon with the PLO, and Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal's house had been bombed in Vienna.

And the much-heralded Holmes-Cooney fight ended with Holmes winning as predicted.

And that's how this particular June 12th rolled in 1982 as reported on The CBS World News Roundup and CBS Hourly News.

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