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This Day in History for July 12

This Day In History1774 – Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence.

1843 – Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy.

1861 – Will Bill Hickok reputed to have shot and killed David McCanles, possibly his first kill. Hickok later acquitted after found he acted in self defense.

1901 – Cy Young wins his 300th game.

1930 – 34th US Golf Open: Robert T “Bobby” Jones wins.

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

1945 – Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games.

1954 – Major League Baseball Players Association founded.

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

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

1972 – Democrats nominated George McGovern for US president in Miami, Florida.

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

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

1985 – “Singin’ in the Rain” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 367 performances.

1985 – Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan’s colon.

1992 – Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St. Louis of July 2, 1991 concert.

1994 – Nomination hearings for Steven Beyer for supreme court begins.

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

1997 – Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit.

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

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