On this day, Jul 12 …
Democratic presidential claimant Walter Mondale announces he has selected U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his using mate, creation Ferraro a initial lady to run for clamp boss on a major-party ticket.
Also on this day:
- 1862: President Abraham Lincoln signs a check sanctioning a Army Medal of Honor.
- 1909: The House of Representatives joins a Senate in flitting a 16th Amendment to a U.S. Constitution, permitting for a sovereign income tax, and submits it to a states. (It would be announced validated in Feb 1913.)
- 1960: The Etch A Sketch Magic Screen sketch toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, is initial constructed by a Ohio Art Co.
- 1962: The Rolling Stones play their first-ever gig during a Marquee in London.
- 1977: President Jimmy Carter defends Supreme Court boundary on supervision payments for bad women’s abortions, saying, “There are many things in life that are not fair.”
- 2003: The USS Ronald Reagan, a initial conduit named for a vital president, is consecrated in Norfolk, Va.
FILE — Apr 26, 2006: Tony Snow speaks to reporters after President George W. Bush announced that Snow would offer as a new White House press secretary.
- 2008: Former White House press secretary and Fox News horde Tony Snow dies in Washington, D.C. during age 53. He is fondly remembered and still really missed by friends and colleagues.