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July 12th is a day marked by a variety of unique holidays and celebrations that encourage us to appreciate the simpler things in life, to recognize and celebrate diversity, to acknowledge the historical significance of everyday objects, and to indulge in a slice of one of America's favorite desserts.

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Interesting Facts of July 12th

  1. 1. The Rolling Stones performed their first concert at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, marking the birth of one of the most famous rock bands in history.
  2. 2. The United States Congress authorized the Medal of Honor on July 12, 1862, which is the country's highest military honor awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
  3. 3. Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died on July 12, 1804 after being shot in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr the previous day.
  4. 4. The Etch A Sketch toy was first produced by the Ohio Art Company on July 12, 1960. This simple mechanical drawing toy would go on to become a classic in American households.
  5. 5. King Henry VIII of England married his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr on July 12, 1543. She outlived him, and was the last of Henry's wives to die.