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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.

Listener Birthdays

  • 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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