Wednesday, July 12, 2017
History for July 12 - On-This-Day.com:
Gaius Julius Caesar 100 BC, Henry David Thoreau 1817, Sir William Osler 1849
Milton Berle 1908 - Actor, Bill Cosby 1937 - Actor, comedian, Richard Simmons 1948 - Fitness guru
1690 - Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II.
1691 - William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.
1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
1870 - The first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel was patented by William W. Lyman.
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
1960 - Manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch®.
1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.