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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

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

1992Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

1993Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

1996Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

1843Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

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

1191English King Richard I / the Lionheart & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine

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

1921Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples

July 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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