Thursday, July 12, 2012



1862:In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signs a congressional resolution creating the Army Medal of Honor — now known as the Medal of Honor — to recognize members of the U.S. military who have risked their lives in combat beyond the call of duty. More than 3,400 men and one woman have received the nation's highest military honor.

1962: The Rolling Stones, composed of lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, bassist Dick Taylor, pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman, perform at the Marquee Club in London in their first public concert.

1984: Rep. Geraldine Ferraro joins the Democratic ticket as presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale's running mate and the first woman to run on the ticket of a major party. Days later, Mondale and Ferraro would become the party's nominees at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

1912:First foreign film is shown in the United States - introducing foreign features as a profitable section of the film industry.

2011:In Britain, a ticket holder wins 161,653,000 pounds, the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history

1971:The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time
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