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On This Day In History for July 12, 2023
This is the 193rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining in 2023.
- It was on this date in 1493, that Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, was published
- That same date in 1776, Captain James Cook began his third voyage
- It was on this date in 1962, that The Rolling Stones performed for the first time at London’s Marquee Club
- 28 years ago today, Chinese seismologists successfully predicted the 1995 Myanmar-China earthquake, reducing the number of casualties to 11.
- It was 22 years ago today that Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on mission STS-104, carrying the Quest Joint Airlock to the International Space Station.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- American essayist, poet, and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau, born on this date in 1817.
- George Eastman, the American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak was born 169 years ago today.
- Born July 12, 1863, German physicist and academic Paul Drude.
- Russian-born American film producer, co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Louis B. Mayer, born on this date in 1884.
- American director, producer, and songwriter, Oscar Hammerstein II was born 128 years ago today.
- American comedian and actor, Milton Berle, born on this date in 1908.
- James E. Gunn, the American science fiction author was born 100 years ago today.
- American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200, Victor Poor, born on this date in 1933.
- Born July 12, 1943, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player Christine McVie.
- Also turning 75 today is American fitness trainer and actor Richard Simmons.
- Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija computer, Voja Antonić, born on this date in 1952.
- Rick Husband, the American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born 66 years ago today.
- 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios (http://shadowbirdsrandomcrap.blogspot.com/) (Sorry for the cheap plug, y’all)
- 12 – François Pominville nickname: Bookaroo (Year: 11110110001, Canada)
- 13 – Ben Ragunton of TGGeeks
- 18 – Lord Doomicus
- 18 – Nikolai from Dancing With Elephants
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 12, 2023
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- Harvard professor Avi Loeb believes he’s found fragments of alien technology
- Robots say they won’t steal jobs, rebel against humans
- Phosphine Confirmed Deep Within Venus’ Atmosphere, A Possible Sign Of Life
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