What Happened on July 4, 2012

Historical Events

  • 12th century manuscript Codex Calixtinus from Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Spain, rediscovered, after been stolen, in the garage of an employee of the cathedral [1]
  • Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson, the so-called 'God particle'

Famous Weddings

  • "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York; separate in 2021
  • 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

About July 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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

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