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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

1927Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

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

1996Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

1990Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples

1901Cy Young wins his 300th game

196419th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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

1804Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.

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

July 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 12th

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

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

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)

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

July 12th Deaths
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