On this day in History pt 1  

Mccartney2003 39M
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7/11/2005 10:37 pm

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On this day in History pt 1

July 12
1862 - President Abraham Lincoln signs the law that establishes the Congressional Medal of Honor as the highest military decoration a soldier, sailor or marine can be awarded.

1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned from the U.S. Army in order to begin a presidential campaign.

1878 - Turkey ceded Cyprus to Great Britain.

2002 - In London, former Iraqi military officers and opposition groups met to discuss ways to topple Saddam Hussein's government. The group asked the international community for help restoring democracy to Iraq.

1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

1861 - The Confederacy completed treaties with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes.

1862 - The Confederate ironclad Arkansas was completed and steered down the Yazoo and into the Mississippi. The ship lasted only 23 days before running aground and being blown up by the crew on August 6 to avoid capture.

1970 - PBS began airing concerts by the Boston Pops Orchestra.

1976 - The TV gameshow "Family Feud" premiered with Richard Dawson as the host.

1990 - The first episode of "Northern Exposure" aired on CBS.

1861 - Composer Anton Stepanovich Arensky was born.

1885 - Composer George Sainton Kaye Butterworth was born.

1954 - Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract and quit his job as a truck driver. The contract was with Sun Records.

1959 - Alan Freed began a 13 week Rock & Roll show on ABC-TV.

1961 - Pat Boone began a 10-day tour of South Africa.

1962 - The Rolling Stones made their performance debut at the Marquee Club in London.

1969 - Blind Faith began their one and only tour with a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1992 - A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas, TX.

1992 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) was arrested at New York's JFK airport on a warrant from St. Louis, MO. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert.

1996 - Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins) was found dead in a New York City hotel of a heroin overdose.

1997 - Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) suffered a broken wrist in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.

1998 - It was announced by Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman that the Spice Girls had backed out of a promise to perform at a free outdoor event at Toronto's City Hall. The Spice Girls had decided instead to appear on the Canadian TV show MuchMusic.

1999 - DMX was arrested in Trinidad in mid-concert for using obscene language.

1999 - Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) was arrested in St. Paul, MN, for allegedly kicking a local securit guard in the head during the band's performance.

1969 - "The Ballad of John & Yoko" hit #8 in the U.S.


Gaius Julius Caesar 100 BC
Josiah Wedgewood 1730
Henry David Thoreau 1817
Sir William Osler 1849
George Eastman 1854
Oscar Hammerstein II 1895
R. Buckminster Fuller 1895
Milton Berle 1908
'Curly' Joe DeRita 1909
Andrew Wyeth 1917
Conte Candoli 1927
Otis Davis 1932
Monte Hellman 1932
Van Cliburn 1934
Bill Cosby 1937
Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 1943
Denise Nicholas 1944
Butch Hancock 1945
Jay Thomas 1948
Walter Egan 1948
Richard Simmons 1948
John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson) 1949
Gilles Meloche 1950
Eric Carr (KISS) 1950
Cheryl Ladd 1951
Jamey Sheridan 1951
Liz Mitchell 1952
Sandi Patti 1956
Mel Harris 1957
Buddy Foster 1957
Ray Gillen 1960
Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) 1962
Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) 1965
Tanya Donnelly (Belly) 1966
John Petrucci (Dream Theater) 1967
Lisa Nicole Carson 1969
Kristi Yamaguchi 1971
Magoo 1973
Traci Spencer 1976
Topher Grace 1978

Masseur_0 42M

7/12/2005 6:40 pm

Happy birthday Buckminster Fuller, you geodesic dude...Yes I;m a geek....bbut hey, You posted it...

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