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Calendar for July 12th, 2013

Every Year

  • Orangemen's Day (N.L., Can.)

  • 1530s

  • Died 1536: Erasmus of Rotterdam (writer & philosopher)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1730: Josiah Wedgwood (potter)

  • 1800s

  • Died 1804: Alexander Hamilton (statesman and founding father)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1817: Henry David Thoreau (writer)

  • 1840s

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

  • 1850s

  • Born 1854: George Eastman (inventor)

  • 1890s

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

  • Born 1895: Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist)

  • 1910s

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

  • 1930s

  • Born 1937: Bill Cosby (comedian & actor)

  • 1950s

  • 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

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Kristi Yamaguchi (figure skater)

  • Born 1976: Anna Friel (actress)

  • Born 1978: Topher Grace (actor)

  • 1979: The island nation of Kiribati declared independence

  • 1990s

  • Born 1991: Erik Per Sullivan (actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer)


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