Today in History – July 12 in History

Today in History – July 12 in History

What happened on this day in history – July 12 in History around the world

1096 Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reach Sofia in Hungary.
1691 William III defeats the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.
1794 British Admiral Lord Nelson loses his right eye at the siege of Calvi, in Corsica.
1806 The Confederation of the Rhine is established in Germany.
1941 Moscow is bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.
1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposes a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
1957 The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
1974 G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate scandal.
1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate.
Born on July 12
100 BC Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman.
1817 Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist and poet (Walden).
1854 George Eastman, photography pioneer.
1884 Amadeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor.
1895 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer.
1895 R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer.
1904 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and political activist (Residence on Earth).
1908 Milton Berle, comedian, actor.
1917 Andrew Wyeth, American painter.
1934 Van Cliburn, American concert pianist.
1937 Bill Cosby, comedian, actor.

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