On This Day in History for July 12 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1975 Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1976 Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
  • 1977 John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
  • 1978 Sun Bank Building opens
  • 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 Ian Paice joins Whitesnake
  • 1979 Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK
  • 1982 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • 1982 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • 1983 Chad government troops reconquer Abéché
  • 1984 Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
  • 1984 A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people
  • 1985 STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
  • 1986 Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman, is shot and paralyzed by Shavod Jones
  • 1987 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • 1987 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
  • 1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • 1988 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit

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1990 Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1990 In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • 1992 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • 1993 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 1993 Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • 1994 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • 1996 Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur

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1998 Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2006 Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.
  • 2012 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh
  • 2012 90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • 2013 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

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2013 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

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

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2017 Giant iceberg breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length

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