Calendar for July 12th, 2013

Orangemen's Day (N.L., Can.)

Died 1536: Erasmus of Rotterdam (writer & philosopher)

Born 1730: Josiah Wedgwood (potter)

Died 1804: Alexander Hamilton (statesman and founding father)

Born 1817: Henry David Thoreau (writer)

Died 1849: Dolley Madison (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1854: George Eastman (inventor)

Born 1895: Buckminster Fuller (engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome)

Born 1895: Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist)

1912: Queen Elizabeth first feature-length film shown in the United States

Born 1937: Bill Cosby (comedian & actor)

1950: René Pleven became prime minister of France

Born 1951: Cheryl Ladd (actress)

1957: Dwight Eisenhower became the first U.S. president to fly in a helicopter

Born 1971: Kristi Yamaguchi (figure skater)

Born 1976: Anna Friel (actress)

Born 1978: Topher Grace (actor)

1979: The island nation of Kiribati declared independence

Born 1991: Erik Per Sullivan (actor)

Died 2011: Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer)