Today is Tuesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2022. There are 172 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight of history:
On July 12, 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, which authorized a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. (It was declared ratified in February 1913.)
In 1543, King Henry VIII of England married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.
In 1812, United States forces led by General William Hull entered Canada during the War of 1812 against Britain. (However, Hull retreated to Detroit shortly thereafter.)
In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation authorizing the Army Medal of Honor.
In 1908, comedian Milton Berle was born Mendel Berlinger in New York.
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In 1965, the Beach Boys single “California Girls” was released by Capitol Records.
In 1967, riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a black taxi driver; In the five days of violence that followed, 26 people were killed.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed a bill creating the Congressional Budget Office. Former White House aide John Ehrlichman and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of former psychiatrist Daniel Ellsberg.
In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced that he had chosen US Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York as his running mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.
In 1991, a Japanese professor (Hitoshi Igarashi) who translated Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses was found stabbed to death, nine days after the novel’s Italian translator was attacked in Milan.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton visited Germany in the eastern sector of Berlin, the first American president to do so since Harry Truman.
In 2003, the USS Ronald Reagan, the first carrier named after a living president, was commissioned in Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2016, with hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president during an appearance in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Ten years ago: Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama at the NAACP convention in Houston, declaring that Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign agenda would hurt — not help — working families in the black community. A scathing report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh alleges that the late Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried allegations of child sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade earlier to avoid bad publicity.
Five years ago: President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, told the Senate he does not believe the special counsel’s investigation into possible Russian ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was a “witch hunt,” as Trump said he characterized it . Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.
A year ago: New daily cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. more than doubled from just three weeks earlier, jumping to an average of about 23,600; the increase was driven by the rapid spread of the Delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. A fire engulfed the coronavirus ward of a hospital in southern Iraq, killing more than 90 people; it was the second catastrophic fire in less than three months to kill hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Iraq. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards Dies at 93; The Democrat served four terms as governor and dominated state politics for decades, but he also spent eight years in federal prison for accepting payments to help manage riverboat casino licenses for his friends.
Today’s birthdays: Singer-musician Christine McVie is 79 years old. Actor Denise Nicholas is 78 years old. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 77. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 74. Singer Walter Egan is 74. Writer-producer Brian Grazer is 71. Actor Cheryl Ladd is 71. 71. Gospel singer Ricky McKinnie is 70 years old. Country singer Julie Miller is 66 years old. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 66 years old. Actor Mel Harris is 66 years old. Actor Buddy Foster is 65 years old. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 60 years old. Actress Judi Evans is 66 years old. 58. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 57 years old. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 53 years old. Olympic gold figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 51. Country singer Shannon Lawson is 49. CBS reporter Jeff Glor is 47 years old. Actress Anna Friel is 4 years old. R&B singer Tracie Spencer is 46 years old. Actress Alison Wright is 46. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is 46. Actor Steve Howey is 45. Actor Topher Grace is 44. Actress Michelle Rodriguez is 44. Actress Kristen Connolly is 42. Country singer and musician Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 39 years old. Actor Matt Cook (TV: “Man W ith a Plan”) is 38. Actress Natalie Martinez is 38. Actor Bernard David Jones is 37. Actor Ta’Rhonda Jones is 34. Golfer Inbee Park is 34. Actress Melissa O’Neil is 34. Actress Rachel Brosnahan is 32. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 31. Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is 27. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is 25 years old.
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