As we speak in Historical past: As we speak is Monday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2021 –

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As we speak’s Spotlight in Historical past:
On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale introduced his alternative of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the primary girl to run for vice chairman on a major-party ticket.
On this date:
In 1812, United States forces led by Gen. William Hull entered Canada through the Warfare of 1812 towards Britain. (Nevertheless, Hull retreated shortly thereafter to Detroit.)
In 1862, through the Civil Warfare, President Abraham Lincoln signed a invoice authorizing the Military Medal of Honor.
In 1909, the Home of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the sixteenth Modification to the U.S. Structure, permitting for a federal revenue tax, and submitted it to the states. (It was declared ratified in February 1913.)
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was flown by helicopter from the White Home to a secret mountaintop location as a part of a drill involving a mock nuclear assault on Washington.
In 1960, the Etch A Sketch Magic Display screen drawing toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, was first produced by the Ohio Artwork Co.
In 1962, The Rolling Stones performed their first-ever gig at The Marquee in London.
In 1965, the Seashore Boys single “California Ladies” was launched by Capitol Information.
In 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a Black taxi driver; 26 individuals had been killed within the 5 days of violence that adopted.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed a measure creating the Congressional Finances Workplace. Former White Home aide John Ehrlichman and three others had been convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg’s former psychiatrist.
In 1991, a Japanese professor (Hitoshi Igarashi) who had translated Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” was discovered stabbed to demise, 9 days after the novel’s Italian translator was attacked in Milan.
In 1994, President Invoice Clinton, visiting Germany, went to the jap sector of Berlin, the primary U.S. president to take action since Harry Truman.
In 2003, the USS Ronald Reagan, the primary service named for a residing president, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va.
Ten years in the past: President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, who’d misplaced his proper hand grabbing a dwell grenade to avoid wasting his comrades in Afghanistan. A memorial service for former first woman Betty Ford in Palm Desert, California, was attended by Michelle Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalynn Carter and former President George W. Bush.
5 years in the past: President Barack Obama visited Dallas, the place 5 law enforcement officials had been killed the earlier week by a Black man searching for vengeance for police killings; Obama mentioned per week of deeply troubling violence appeared to reveal “the deepest fault strains of our democracy,” however insisted the nation was not as divided because it appeared. With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president throughout an look in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
One yr in the past: Florida set a nationwide report with greater than 15,500 confirmed COVID-19 instances reported in a day. Twenty-one individuals suffered minor accidents in an explosion and fireplace aboard a Navy amphibious assault vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, at Naval Base San Diego; the hearth would burn for greater than 4 days. Actor Kelly Preston, whose movies included “Jerry Maguire” and “Twins,” died at 57 after a two-year battle with breast most cancers; phrase of her demise got here from husband John Travolta.
As we speak’s Birthdays: Singer-musician Christine McVie is 78. Actor Denise Nicholas is 77. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 76. Health guru Richard Simmons is 73.
Singer Walter Egan is 73. Author-producer Brian Grazer is 70. Actor Cheryl Ladd is 70. Gospel singer Ricky McKinnie is 69. Nation singer Julie Miller is 65. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 65. Actor Mel Harris is 65. Actor Buddy Foster is 64. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 59. Actor Judi Evans is 57. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 56. Actor Lisa Nicole Carson is 52. Olympic gold medal determine skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 50. Nation singer Shannon Lawson is 48. CBS newsman Jeff Glor is 46. Actor Anna Friel is 45. R&B singer Tracie Spencer is 45. Actor Alison Wright is 45. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is 45. Actor Steve Howey is 44. Actor Topher Grace is 43. Actor Michelle Rodriguez is 43. Actor Kristen Connolly is 41. Nation singer-musician Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 38. Actor Matt Cook dinner (TV: “Man With a Plan”) is 37. Actor Natalie Martinez is 37. Actor Bernard David Jones is 36. Actor Ta’Rhonda Jones is 33. Golfer Inbee Park is 33. Actor Melissa O’Neil is 33. Actor Rachel Brosnahan is 31. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 30. Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is 26. Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is 24.
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