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July 12th In Pop Culture History

927 - Æthelstan, King of England, secured a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter would not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered by most historians to the closest thing that England has to a foundation date.

1543 - King Henry VIII of England married his sixth (and last) wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

1862 - The Medal of Honor was authorized by the United States Congress. In 1990, Congress designated March 25 annually as "National Medal of Honor Day."

1952 - #1 Hit July 12, 1952 - September 12, 1952: Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart

1970 - The US patent (#105,338) for an improved process to produce celluloid, the first sythetic plastic, was awarded to John Wesley Hyatt, Jr.

1894 - Eight units for the measurement of electrical magnitudes were adopted in US law when President Grover Cleveland signed an Act of Congress “to define and establish the units of electrical measure” for the ohm, ampere, volt, coulomb, farad, joule, watt and the henry. #standards

1920 - The Panama Canal was formally dedicated, although it had the first ship pass through several years earlier.

1962 - The Rolling Stones performed their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England, United Kingdom.

1969 - #1 Hit July 12, 1969 - August 22, 1969: Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525

1986 - #1 Hit July 12, 1986 - July 18, 1986: Simply Red - Holding Back the Years

1997 - Oz premiered on HBO

2002 - Monk premiered on the USA Network

2003 - #1 Hit July 12, 2003 - September 5, 2003: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - Crazy in Love

July 12th Celebrity Birthdays

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Bill Cosby (1937)
Topher Grace (1978)
Cheryl Ladd (1951)
Michelle Rodriguez (1978)
Curly Joe De Rita (1909)
Richard Simmons (1948)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895)
Milton Beril (1908)
Henry David Thoreau (1817)
Kristi Yamaguchi (1971)
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