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Notable Historical Events for July 12th

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

1998Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

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

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

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

19878th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

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

1901Cy Young wins his 300th game

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

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)

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on July 12th

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)

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

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

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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