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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

1901Cy Young wins his 300th game

1921Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

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

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

1970Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

1975104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

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

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

1990Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party

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

July 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 12th

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

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

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)

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

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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