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Know what happened on 12th July


Importance of 12th July in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 12th July special in the world history.

1999
Death of Bill Owen, British actor (Compo in Last of the Summer Wine)
Great Britain
1998
Three young brothers were killed in a loyalist arson attack in Drumcree, Northern Ireland.
Ireland
1994
The ban on German troops fighting outside their own country was lifted, allowing Germany to join UN and NATO peace-keeping missions. The ban had been in place since the end of World War II
Germany
1984
Czechoslovakian-born British publisher and media proprietor Robert Maxwell bought Mirror Group newspapers
Great Britain
1982
Death of Kenneth Moore, British actor.
Great Britain
1979
Kiribati declared its independence from Great Britain
Kiribati
1933
US Congress passed the first federal minimum wage law in the United States (later abolished until 1938).
United States
1932
Lambeth Bridge in London opens
Great Britain
1910
Death of Charles Rolls, co founder of Rolls Royce.
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Milton Berle, American comedian .
United States
1895
First recorded motor journey of any length (56 miles) in Britain
Great Britain
1799
Ranjit Singh becomes Maharajah of the Punjab after conquering Lahore.
India
1776
Captain James Cook set sail on his third great voyage of discovery.
Great Britain
1543
Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, wife #6, who survives him
Great Britain
1536
Death of Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch philosopher and priest.
Netherlands
1174
Henry II did penance for the death of Thomas à Becket, murdered by his knights 3 years previously and already canonised.
Great Britain
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