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 This day in History - July 12
358 Historic Events for July 12
1973

Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 66

Death
1974

John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights

Event
1975

Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire

Event
1975

Sao Tom‚ e Pr¡ncipe gains independence from Portugal (Natl Day)

Event
1975

104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

Event
1976

Tracie Spencer, rocker

Birth
1976

Ian Dury and Kilburns disband

Event
1976

Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72

Death
1977

Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66

Death
1977

Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 75

Death
1977

John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval

Event
1977

1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise

Event
1978

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1978

Sun Bank Building opens

Event
1979

Minnie Ripperton, [Andrea Davis], singer (Lovin' You), dies at 30

Death
1979

Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69

Death
1979

Ian Palce joins Whitesnake

Event
1979

Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK

Event
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

Event
1980

Tina Tharp, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

John W Davis, Pres (WV State college), dies at 92

Death
1981

Ben Seijes, historian (WW II), dies at 73

Death
1981

Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event
1982

Kenneth More, Brit actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson disease at 67

Death
1982

FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail

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