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Today in History (12 JULY 2008)

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    Events
    1191 - Saladin's garrison surrenders, ending the two-year siege of Acre. Conrad of Montferrat, who has negotiated the surrender, raises the banners of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and of the Third Crusade leaders Richard I of England, Philip II of France, and Leopold V of Austria on the city's walls and towers.
    1543 - King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
    1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
    1641 - A Treaty of Offensive and Defensive Alliance is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic. The treaty had no effect in the Portuguese colonies (Brazil and Angola) that were under Dutch rule since it wasn't respected by both parties.
    1690 - Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) - The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
    1691 - Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) - The decisive victory of William's forces in Ireland.
    1790 - The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Assembly.
    1804 - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
    1806 - Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
    1812 - War of 1812: The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
    1862 - Medal of Honor authorized by the United States Congress.
    1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
    1918 - Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blew up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
    1932 - Hedley Verity establishes a first-class record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
    1943 - World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - German and Soviet forces engage in largest tank engagement of all time.
    1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
    1973 - A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
    1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
    1979 - The island nation of Kiribati declares independence from Great Britain.
    2006 - Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.

    Births
    100 BC - Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader (d. 44 BC) (born either July 12 or July 13)
    1394 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
    1596 - Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
    1675 - Evaristo Abaco, Italian composer (d. 1742)
    1730 - Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (d. 1795)
    1803 - Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
    1807 - Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (d. 1893)
    1970 - Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
    1971 - Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
    1972 - Travis Best, American basketball player
    1972 - Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
    1972 - Jake Wood, English actor
    1973 - Magoo, American rapper
    1973 - Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
    1974 - Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
    1974 - Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
    1974 - Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
    1975 - Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
    1976 - Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
    1976 - Anna Friel, British actress
    1976 - Tracie Spencer, American singer and songwriter
    1977 - Neil Harris, English footballer
    1977 - Steve Howey, American actor
    1977 - Brock Lesnar, American professional wrestler
    1978 - Topher Grace, American actor
    1978 - Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
    1978 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
    1979 - Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
    1980 - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
    1981 - Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
    1982 - Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
    1983 - Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
    1984 - Gareth Gates, British singer
    1984 - Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
    1985 - Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
    1985 - Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
    1986 - JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
    1986 - Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
    1988 - Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
    1991 - Erik Per Sullivan, American actor

    Deaths
    783 - Bertrada of Laon, wife of Pippin III (b. 720)
    1441 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
    1536 - Erasmus, Dutch writer and philosopher
    1584 - Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
    1664 - Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
    1682 - Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
    1693 - John Ashby, English admiral
    1712 - Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1626)
    1742 - Evaristo Abaco, Italian composer (b. 1675)
    1749 - Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
    1773 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
    1804 - Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)
    1845 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
    1849 - Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
    1910 - Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
    1918 - Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
    1926 - Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (b. 1868)
    1931 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1866)
    1934 - Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
    1935 - Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (b. 1859)
    1944 - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, received Medal of Honor (b. 1887)
    1945 - Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)
    1945 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
    1947 - Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
    1949 - Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
    1950 - Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
    1961 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
    1962 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
    1971 - Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
    1973 - Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
    1979 - Minnie Riperton, American soul singer (b. 1947)
    1983 - Chris Wood, British musician, played with Traffic, (b. 1944)
    1990 - João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
    1993 - Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
    1993 - Davey Allison, American NASCAR driver (b. 1961)
    1996 - John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
    1996 - Jonathan Melvoin, American musician and keyboardist (The Smashing Pumpkins) (b. 1961)
    1998 - Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
    1998 - Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
    1999 - Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
    2000 - Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
    2003 - Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
    2004 - Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
    2005 - Lord John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
    2007 - Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
    2007 - Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
    2007 - Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
     
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    haha today in China is the hotest day in one year .
     

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