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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

1985Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon

1998Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

1771James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England

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

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

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

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

1921Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

1537Battle of Albancay: Diego de Almagro defeated by army led by Alonso de Alvarado on behalf of Francisco Pizarro

1927Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

July 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

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

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

1937Bill Cosby, Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)

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

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

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

July 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 12th

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

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

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

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

July 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 12th

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

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

July 12th Deaths
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