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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of July 12:

100 -BC- Julius C‘sar Roman Emperor
1730 Josiah Wedgewood England, pottery designer/manufacturer
1817 Henry David Thoreau Concord Mass, naturalist/author/pacifist
1849 Sir William Osler Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
1854 George Eastman Waterville NY, invented Kodak camera
1864 George Washington Carver studied the peanut
1868 Stefan George Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
1884 Amedeo Modigliani Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
1895 Oscar Hammerstein II NYC, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
1895 R Buckminster Fuller architect (invented geodesic dome)
19-- Gerald Gordon Chicago Ill, actor (Dr Morger-Highcliffe Manor)
19-- Jay Thomas Kermit Tx, DJ/actor (Mork & Mindy, Cheers, Murphy Brown)
19-- Jim B Baker Great Falls Mont, actor (Flo-Farley Waters)
19-- Lisa Pelikan Paris Fr, actress (Ghoulies, Jennifer, Studs Lonigan)
1904 Pablo Neruda Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)
1908 Milton Berle Harlem NYC, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
1909 Joey Faye NYC, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies)
1917 Andrew Wyeth US, painter (Christina's World)
1920 Keith Andes Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
1922 Clark MacGregor politician (involved in Watergate)
1922 Mark O Hatfield (Sen-R-Ore)
1934 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)
1936 Jan Nemec Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)
1937 Bill Cosby Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)
1942 Richard Stoltzman Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)
1943 Christie McVie rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me)
1943 Ernie Anastos Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
1943 Paul Silas NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
1944 Denise Nicholas Detroit Mich, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back)
1948 Richard Simmons exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
1948 Walter Egan rocker (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll)
1950 Eric Carr drummer (Kiss-Beth)
1951 Cheryl Ladd Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
1956 Mel "Mary Ellen" Harris Bethlehm Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
1957 Buddy Foster actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
1964 Judi Evans Cal, actress (Guiding Light, Adrienne-Days of our Life)


Deaths which occurred on July 12:

1450 Jack Cade slain in a revolt against British King Henry VI
1976 Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
1977 Ed Holmes actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
1979 Minnie Ripperton singer (Lovin' You), dies of cancer at 30
1980 John W Davis Pres (WV State college), dies at 92
1982 Kenneth More actor, dies of Parkinson disease at 67
1988 Joshua Logan Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1967    ALMENDARIZ       SAMUEL            MC ALLEN              TX       
1967 DOVE JACK PARIS SR. BLUEFIELD VA REMAINS RETURNED/IDENTIFIED 07/25/95
1967 FRANK MARTIN S. 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE IN 98
1967 HENRY NATHAN B. FRANKLIN NC 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG INJURED ALIVE IN 98
1967 MC MURRAY CORDINE DETROIT MI 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE IN 00
1967 NEWELL STANLEY A. PEKIN IL 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE & WELL 12/95-98
1967 PERRICONE RICHARD R. UNIONDALE NY 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE IN 98
1967 SCHIELE JAMES F. GRANGER UT
1967 SQUIRE BOYD EDWIN SACRAMENTO CA REMAINS RETURNED/IDENTIFIED 07/25/95
1967 SULLIVAN ROBERT J. EAST ALSTEAD NH
1967 VAN BENDEGOM JAMES L. KENOSHA WI WOUNDED DIED SEVERAL DAYS AFTER CAPTURE
1969 BANNON PAUL W. HUEYTOWN AL
1969 PIKE PETER X. NEW YORK NY
1972 SHIMKIN ALEX
1972 HUARD JAMES L. DEARBORN MI REMAINS IDENTIFIED THROUGH DNA 01/27/97
1972 O'DONNELL SAMUEL JR. DEARBORN MI

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On this day...

526 St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1290 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
1543 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife)
1690 Orangeman's yearly celebration (The battle of the Orange) - Actually "Battle of the Boyne" ( 1 July 1690), when Protestant had victory in Ireland
1691 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
1774 Citizens of Carlisle, Penn. pass a declaration of independence
1812 US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
1817 1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
1859 Paper bag manufacturing machine patented by William Goodale, Mass
1862 Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
1874 Ontario Agricultural College founded
1874 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "The Gloria Scott" (BG)
1876 Paul Henry discovers asteroid #164 Eva
1882 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
1900 114ř F (46ř C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)
1906 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
1909 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
1910 J Helffrich discovers asteroid #701 Oriola
1912 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC
1914 Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for the Red Sox
1920 Lithuania & USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuuania becomes independent rep
1923 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #997 Priska & #3682
1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
1928 1st televised tennis match
1931 Cubs & Cards hit a record 23 doubles in a game (2nd game of DH)
1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 per hour)
1934 US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
1946 Vance Dinges hits the only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
1948 1st jets to fly across the Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
1949 AL beats NL 11-7 in 16th All Star Game, NL makes a record 5 errors
1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
1950 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraw
1951 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleve Indians, 8-0
1954 Major League Baseball Players Assn founded
1955 NL beats AL 6-5 (12 innings) in 22nd All Star Game (Milwaukee)
1957 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower
1960 Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
1960 Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched
1960 USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
1962 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
1962 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
1966 26.70 cm (10.51") of rainfall, Sandusky, Ohio (state record)
1966 Most rain fell in 1 day in Ohio, 10.5" in Sandusky
1966 NL beats AL 2-1 (10 innings) in 37th All Star Game (Busch, St Louis)
1966 Race riot in Chicago
1966 US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver
           bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
1967 23 die in Newark race rebellion
1967 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0
1967 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested
1970 Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
1971 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
1975 Sao Tom‚ e Prˇncipe gains independence from Portugal (Nat'l Day)
1977 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
1978 Sun Bank Building opens
1979 Kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain
           "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild &
           causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Tigers
1982 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
1984 Geraldine Ferraro, NY became 1st woman major-party VP candidate
1985 Doctors discover a cancerous growth in Pres Reagan's colon
1985 STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's "Delta Force" revenge plan
1988 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits the Yankees 8-0 in a rain
           shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Central African Republic, Chad, Congo : Independence Day (1960)
Northern Ireland : Orangeman's Day (1690) (7/1 OS)
Rhodesia : Thodes Day
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Christian : St John Gualbert, abbot
Orth : Feast of SS Peter & Paul (6/29 OS)
RC : Commemoration of St John Gualbert, abbot
Luth : Commemoration of Nathan S”derblom, archbishop of Uppsala

Religious History

1191 The armies of the Third Crusade (1189-92), led by England's King Richard ('TheLionhearted'), captured the Syrian seaport of Acre.
1843 Mormon church founder Joseph Smith announced that a divine revelation had beengiven him sanctioning polygamy among his newly-organized religious followers.
1898 Birth of Peter Deyneka, missions pioneer. The Slavic Gospel Association, whichhe founded in 1934, undertakes evangelistic work in Europe and South America.
1944 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary was chartered in Mill Valley, CA, undersponsorship of the Southern Baptist Church.
1963 Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'Do not stop testing andcorrecting your insights by holy scripture. Then, being sound in what really counts, youcan live and represent a comforted life.'

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

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