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 This day in History - July 12
358 Historic Events for July 12
1934

Van Cliburn Jr, [Harvey Lavan], La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)

Birth
1934

US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned

Event
1935

Belgium recognizes Soviet Union

Event
1935

Alfred Dreyfus, French officier (Dreyfus Affair), dies

Death
1935

Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)

Birth
1935

Barrie Wilson, academic

Birth
1936

Jan Nemec, Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)

Birth
1937

Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )

Birth
1937

Bill Cosby, Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)

Birth
1937

-13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif

Event
1938

Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)

Birth
1938

Connie Francis, rocker

Birth
1942

Richard Stoltzman, Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)

Birth
1943

Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)

Birth
1943

Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)

Birth
1943

Christine McVie, rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me)

Birth
1943

Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)

Birth
1943

Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)

Event
1943

Tank battle at Prochorowka - Russians beat Nazis, about 12,000 die

Event
1943

Russian offensive at Orel

Event
1943

Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizs„cker

Event
1943

National Committee Freies Deutschland forms

Event
1944

Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )

Birth
1944

Denise Nicholas, Detroit Mich, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back)

Birth
1944

Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased

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