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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

1995Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

1679Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined

1930Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours

1996Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

1843Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples

19878th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

1996Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

1901Cy Young wins his 300th game

1771James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England

July 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

1943Christine McVie, Lancashire, rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me)

1854George Eastman, Waterville New York, inventor (Kodak camera)

1817Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond), (d. 1862)

1904Pablo Neruda, Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)

1920Pierre Berton, Whitehorse Yukon, Canadian author (War of 1812)

1852Hipólito Yrigoyen, Buenos Aires, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30) (d. 1933)

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Notable Weddings on July 12th

1543England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife)

1933Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)

1937Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

1918Artist Pablo Picasso (36) marries ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (27)

1998"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California

1963NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

July 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 12th

1804Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken

1536Desiderius Erasmus, humanist/priest (Novum instrumentum omne), dies

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