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July 12, 2006 Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers
July 12, 1994 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
July 12, 1993 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
July 12, 1990 Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party
July 12, 1988 U.S.S.R. launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
July 12, 1987 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
July 12, 1987 1st time in 20 years a delegation from U.S.S.R. lands in Israel
July 12, 1987 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
July 12, 1985 Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon
July 12, 1985 STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
July 12, 1984 Geraldine Ferraro, New York becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
July 12, 1983 Chad government troops reconquer Abeche
July 12, 1982 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
July 12, 1979 Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from U.K.
July 12, 1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 12, 1977 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
July 12, 1975 Sao Tome e Principe gains independence from Portugal (Natl Day)
July 12, 1974 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
July 12, 1971 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
July 12, 1970 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
July 12, 1968 Couve de Murville forms government in France
July 12, 1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk U.S.S.R.
July 12, 1967 23 die in Newark race riot
July 12, 1967 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested
July 12, 1967 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
July 12, 1966 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
July 12, 1966 Race riot in Chicago
July 12, 1966 U.S. Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints
July 12, 1962 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (U.S.S.R.)
July 12, 1960 Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
July 12, 1960 Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched
July 12, 1960 U.S.S.R.'s Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
July 12, 1960 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting
July 12, 1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
July 12, 1957 1st President to fly in helicopter - Dwight Eisenhower
July 12, 1957 U.S. Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
July 12, 1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
July 12, 1954 President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
July 12, 1952 East German SED decides to form German DR army
July 12, 1950 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraws
July 12, 1950 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten and F Fischer to death
July 12, 1949 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
July 12, 1948 1st jets to fly across Atlantic, 6 RAF de Havilland Vampires
July 12, 1944 Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased
July 12, 1944 U.S. government recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
July 12, 1943 Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
July 12, 1943 National Committee Freies Deutschland forms
July 12, 1943 Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
July 12, 1943 Russian offensive at Orel
July 12, 1943 Tank battle at Prochorowka - Russians beat Nazis, about 12,000 die
July 12, 1935 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
July 12, 1934 U.S. Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
July 12, 1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
July 12, 1928 1st televised tennis match
July 12, 1926 Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
July 12, 1920 Lithuania and U.S.S.R. sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent rep
July 12, 1918 Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed
July 12, 1912 1st foreign feature film exhibited in U.S. - "Queen Elizabeth" - New York City
July 12, 1909 16th Amendment approved, power to tax incomes
July 12, 1906 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
July 12, 1902 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
July 12, 1898 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan
July 12, 1882 1st ocean pier in U.S. completed, Washington, D.C.
July 12, 1878 Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
July 12, 1874 Ontario Agricultural College founded
July 12, 1874 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "Gloria Scott"
July 12, 1862 Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
July 12, 1862 Federal troops occupy Helena, Arkansas
July 12, 1850 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts establishment of Provincial States
July 12, 1812 U.S. forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada, War of 1812
July 12, 1801 Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish
July 12, 1785 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
July 12, 1776 Capt Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean
July 12, 1774 Citizens of Carlisle Penn, pass a declaration of independence
July 12, 1774 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan
July 12, 1771 James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
July 12, 1745 Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle
July 12, 1730 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
July 12, 1704 Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
July 12, 1700 Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1701
July 12, 1691 Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
July 12, 1691 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
July 12, 1690 Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats catholic king James II
July 12, 1689 Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
July 12, 1679 Britain's King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act
July 12, 1630 New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
July 12, 1575 Willem van Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
July 12, 1549 English boer army occupies Norwich
July 12, 1543 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th and last wife)
July 12, 1542 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
July 12, 1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples
July 12, 1290 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
July 12, 1191 Richard Coeur de Lion and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
July 12, 1109 Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli
July 12, 526 St. Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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