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  1. #1 7-12-12: Today in History 
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    Ferraro named vice presidential candidate, 1984
    American Revolution
    The Battle of Huck's Defeat, 1780
    First Dymaxion car produced, 1933
    Civil War
    Confederacy signs treaties with Native Americans, 1861
    Cold War
    Yeltsin resigns from Communist Party, 1990
    The Moors Murderers begin their killing spree, 1963
    Heat wave hits Chicagoland, 1995
    General Interest
    Medal of Honor created, 1862
    A new Aga Khan, 1957
    Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins, 2008
    Geoffrey Chaucer is named chief clerk by Richard II, 1389
    Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox, 1979
    Old West
    Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight, 1861
    Eisenhower takes first presidential ride in a helicopter, 1957
    France beats Brazil to win FIFA World Cup, 1998
    Vietnam War
    First Marine wins Medal of Honor, 1965
    North Vietnam urged to treat U.S. POWs better, 1966
    World War I
    Allied attack on Achi Baba, 1915
    World War II
    Russians halt German advance in a decisive battle at Kursk, 1943
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    Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox, 1979
    Radio stunt involving explosives + 52,000 drunks = forfeit.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    Right here pinky - spent the day getting to the airport to spend the next 5 hours waiting on the flight to leave. Then I forgot my laptop on the kitchen counter.
    Luckily the SIL had a spare so here I 'tis.

    Please excuse any dupes as I did not take time to check them out. No Texas exclusives for the 12th.

    1096 - Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1.

    1543 - England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

    1690 - Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II.

    1691 - William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.

    1790 - The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops.

    1806 - The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.

    1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

    1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed the battle where Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of Washington, DC.

    1912 - The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen Elizabeth", was shown.

    1931 - A major league baseball record for doubles was set as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23.

    1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S.

    1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

    1946 - "The Adventures of Sam Spade" was heard on ABC radio for the first time.

    1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.

    1954 - The Major League Baseball Players Association was organized in Cleveland, OH.

    1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

    1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

    1974 - John Ehrlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.

    1982 - "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.

    1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.

    1984 - Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

    1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.

    1998 - 1.7 billion people watched soccer's World Cup finals between France and Brazil. France won 3-0.

    1999 - Walt Disney Co. announced that it was merging all of its Internet operations together with Infoseek into
    Disney movies, music and books

    2000 - Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The module was built to be the living quarters for the International Space Station (ISS.)

    2000 - The movie "X-Men" premiered in New York.
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