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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

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

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

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

1442King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples

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

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

1921Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

1970Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

1996Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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