On This Day: July 12th
This is 194th day of the year and 172 days remain in the year.
Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.
July 12 BirthdaysHenry David Thoreau1817–62, American author and naturalist, born in Concord, Massachusetts, graduate of Harvard, 1837.
Malala Yousafzaipeace activist
Kristi Yamaguchifigure skater
Oscar Hammerstein, 2dlyricist
Pablo Nerudapoet, diplomat
George Eastmaninventor, industrialist
R. Buckminster FullerNAME>architect and engineer