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This Day in History for July 12

1882 – 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.

1901 – Cy Young wins his 300th game.

1909 – 16th Amendment was passed by Congress (power to tax incomes)

1916 – Joseph Dunn (14) is attacked by a shark, suffering non-fatal wounds in New Jersey, the final episode in a spate of shark attacks along the Jersey coast where 4 people died over 12 days.

1928 – 1st televised tennis match.

1933 – Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

1948 – 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)

1949 – Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence.

1954 – President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system.

1957 – US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer.

1964 – US Open Women’s Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen.

1970 – British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke in event’s first 18-hole playoff to win the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships.

1976 – 1st “Family Feud” game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson.

1984 – Geraldine Ferraro becomes 1st US female major-party VP candidate.

1986 – Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman, is shot and paralyzed by Shavod Jones.

1994 – All Star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

1996 – Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million.

2016 – Bernie Sanders endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire.

2018 – US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests.

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