July 12 Events in History - July 12 Birthdays - July 12 Deaths
2015 Novak Djokovic achieves his third Wimbledon title, winning over Roger Federer; if Federer won, he would have made history as the first to win eight Wimbledon titles
2014 Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani agree to an election vote recount to settle allegations of fraud after Ghani was declared the winner; the process could take weeks, requiring the inauguration ceremony to be postponed
2014 The Netherlands wins over Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup game for third place
2013 The NASDAQ hits its highest level in ten years; the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P500 close at record highs
2013 Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, announces she will resign from her position to become the President of the University of California
2012 The Rolling Stones, English rock band, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its first performance at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London
2012 An estimated 90 - 115 people die when an oil tanker in Okobge, Rivers State Nigeria crashes and explodes
2011 According to Moody's, Ireland's debt rating has been reduced to 'junk' status
2011 In Britain, a ticket holder wins 161,653,000 pounds, the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history
2010 A new long-range unmanned plane named Taranis is unveiled by the U.K. Ministry of Defense
2006 Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers
1998 16th Seniors Players Golf Championship:
1998 Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
1996 Kirby Puckett, retires from Minnesota Twins
1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
1996 Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
1994 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
1993 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London
1993 Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
1992 13th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
1992 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St. Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
1992 Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
1990 Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party
1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
1989 New York Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach for the Oakland A's
1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
1988 U.S.S.R. launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
1987 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
1987 1st time in 20 years a delegation from U.S.S.R. lands in Israel
1987 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
1987 8th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
1985 "Singin' in the Rain" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 367 performances
1985 Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon
1985 STS-51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
1984 Geraldine Ferraro, New York becomes 1st woman major-party Vice Presidential candidate
1983 Chad government troops reconquer Abeche
1982 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
1981 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1979 Ian Palce joins Whitesnake
1979 Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from U.K.
1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild and causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
1978 Sun Bank Building opens
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey vs. Derbyshire at The Oval
1976 Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
1975 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
1975 Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire vs. Yorkshire
1975 Sao Tome e Principe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1974 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
1971 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
1970 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St. Andrews
1970 Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
1970 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
1969 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
1968 Couve de Murville forms government in France
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 23 die in Newark race riot
1967 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-0
1967 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested
1967 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
1966 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St. Louis
1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles
1966 Race riot in Chicago
1966 U.S. Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints
1964 19th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1962 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (U.S.S.R.)
1962 Rolling Stones 1st performance, Marquee Club, London
1960 Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
1960 Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched
1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1960 U.S.S.R.'s Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
1960 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
1958 "Li'l Abner" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 693 performances
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1957 1st President to fly in helicopter - Dwight Eisenhower
1957 U.S. Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
1955 Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
1954 President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
1953 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, Idaho (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 East German SED decides to form East Germany army
1951 New York Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
1950 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraws
1950 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten and F Fischer to death
1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
1949 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
1949 Los Angeles Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
1948 1st jets to fly across Atlantic, 6 RAF de Havilland Vampires
1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park home run
1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
1944 Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased
1944 U.S. government recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
1943 Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
1943 National Committee Freies Deutschland forms
1943 Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
1943 Russian offensive at Orel
1943 Tank battle at Prochorowka - Russians beat Nazis, about 12,000 die
1935 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
1934 U.S. Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St. Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game and 21 in 2nd game for 32
1930 34th U.S. Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
1930 Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 minutes, 46 fours
1930 Hedley Verity takes 10 for 10 vs. Notts (19 4-16-10-10) at Leeds
1928 1st televised tennis match
1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 home runs
1926 Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
1921 Indians (9) and Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
1920 Lithuania and U.S.S.R. sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent rep
1918 Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed
1914 Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
1912 1st foreign feature film exhibited in U.S. - "Queen Elizabeth" - New York City
1909 16th Amendment approved, power to tax incomes
1906 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
1902 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game
1900 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)
1898 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan
1882 1st ocean pier in U.S. completed, Washington, D.C.
1878 Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
1874 Ontario Agricultural College founded
1874 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "Gloria Scott"
1862 Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
1862 Federal troops occupy Helena, Arkansas
1859 Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts
1850 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts establishment of Provincial States
1843 Mormon leader Joseph Smith say God OKs polygamy
1817 1st flower show held, Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland
1812 U.S. forces led by General Hull invade Canada, War of 1812
1801 Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish
1785 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
1776 Captain Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean
1774 Citizens of Carlisle Penn, pass a declaration of independence
1774 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan
1771 James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
1745 Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle
1730 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
1704 Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
1700 Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700
1691 Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
1691 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
1690 Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats catholic king James II
1689 Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
1679 Britain's King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act
1630 New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
1575 Willem van Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
1549 English boer army occupies Norwich
1543 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th and last wife)
1542 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples
1290 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
1191 Richard Coeur de Lion and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
1109 Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli
526 St. Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope