tdih
Jul
12
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1984
Geraldine Ferraro named vice presidential candidate
Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announces that he has chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained recognition as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress. Four days after ... read more »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1389
Geoffrey Chaucer is named chief clerk by Richard II »
1979
Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox »
Civil War
1861
Confederacy signs treaties with Native Americans »
Cold War
1990
Boris Yeltsin resigns from Communist Party »
Crime
1963
The Moors Murderers begin their killing spree »
Inventions & Science
1933
First Dymaxion car produced »
U.S. Presidents
1957
Eisenhower takes first presidential ride in a helicopter »
US Government
1862
Medal of Honor created »
Vietnam War
1965
First Marine awarded Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam is killed »
1966
North Vietnam urged to treat U.S. POWs better »
Westward Expansion
1861
Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight »
World War II
1943
Russians halt German advance in a decisive battle at Kursk »