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Other Notable Events for July 12

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On this date in history:

In 1862, the U.S. Congress authorized a new award, the Medal of Honor, highest military decoration for valor against an enemy.

In 1933, a U.S. industrial code was established to fix a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour.

In 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman leader Julius Caesar in 100 B.C.
- American writer Henry David Thoreau in 1817
- photography pioneer George Eastman in 1854
- scientist George Washington Carver in 1864
- Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani in 1884
- composer Oscar Hammerstein II in 1895<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018 with 172 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

Catherine Parr

This Day in History, July 12

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On July 12th, 1534, King Henry the VIII married his final wife, Catherine Parr.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: French novelist Marcel Proust said, As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost ... .

Other Notable Events for July 11

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On this date in history:

In 1804, U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr killed longtime political foe Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, in a duel at Weehawken, N.J.

In 1847, songwriter Stephen Foster's first major hit, Oh! Susanna, was performed for the first time, in a Pittsburgh saloon. It soon became a standard ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 11

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish King Robert the Bruce in 1274
- John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, in 1767
- author E.B. White in 1899
- actor Yul Brynner in 1920
- critic Harold Bloom in 1930
- Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani in 1934 (age 84)
- soul singer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2018 with 173 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

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This Day in History, July 11

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On July 11th, 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens was published.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. -- Mia Hamm

Other Notable Events for July 10

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On this date in history:

In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial, in which John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in school, a violation of state law, began in Dayton, Tenn., featuring a classic confrontation between William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist hero, and legendary defense ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 10

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Those born on this date include:

- Protestant theologian John Calvin in 1509
- painter James Whistler in 1834
- German brewer Adolphus Busch in 1839
- inventor Nikola Tesla in 1856
- French novelist Marcel Proust in 1871
- educator Mary McLeod Bethune in 1875
- TV news anchor/commentator David ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2018 with 174 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

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This Day in History, July 10

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On July 10th, 1778, Louis XVI declared war on Great Britain.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ronald Reagan said democracy is worth dying for because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

Other Notable Events for July 9

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On this date in history:

In 1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor died suddenly of cholera. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.

In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all people in the United States due process under the law.

In 1877,...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 9

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Those born on this date include:

- Actor/singer Ed Ames in 1927 (age 91)
- English artist David Hockney in 1937 (age 81)
- actor Brian Dennehy in 1938 (age 80)
- actor Richard Roundtree in 1942 (age 76)
- writer Dean R. Koontz in 1945 (age 73)
- rock singer Bon Scott (AC/DC) in 1946
- football star/...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, July 9, the 190th day of 2018 with 175 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

Hayward Gallery

This Day in History, July 9

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On July 9th, 1968, the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank was opened.

 

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