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 This day in History - July 12
358 Historic Events for July 12
1908

Johan Franco, composer

Birth
1908

Milton Berle, Harlem NYC, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)

Birth
1908

Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician

Birth
1909

2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)

Birth
1909

16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)

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1909

Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)

Birth
1909

Joey Faye, NYC, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies)

Birth
1911

Johanna Moosdorf, writer

Birth
1912

1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC

Event
1912

Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer

Birth
1914

Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox

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1915

Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer

Birth
1916

Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52

Death
1917

Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies

Death
1917

Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)

Birth
1918

Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed

Event
1919

Vera Hruba Ralston, Prague Czech, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921]

Birth
1920

Lithuania and USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent rep

Event
1920

Panama Canal opens

Event
1920

Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)

Birth
1920

Paul Foster, singer

Birth
1921

Indians (9) and Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles

Event
1921

Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

Event
1921

Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer

Birth
1922

Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )

Birth