On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2012

Historical Events

  • Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson

Famous Weddings

  • "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York
  • NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) weds "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada in Saint Martin

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Sykes, British radio, stage and television comedy writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89
  • Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), dies at 83
2012 Highlights

About July 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer