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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year. Today s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running- Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. On this date: In 1543, England s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr. In 1817, author, poet and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts. In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill authorizing the Army Medal of Honor. In 1909, the House of...


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