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July 12


1580   The Ostrog Bible becomes the first Bible printed in a Slavic language.

1862   Congress officially authorizes the Medal of Honor.

1932   Lambeth Bridge is opened in London.

1933   Congress passes the first minimum wage law in the US at 33 cents per hour.

Famous Birthdays:

1997   Malala Yousafzai (Human Rights Activist)

1817   Henry David Thoreau (Author)

1864   George Washington Carver (Inventor)

1908   Milton Berle (Comedian)

1937   Bill Cosby (Comedian and actor)

1971   Kristi Yamaguchi (Figure Skater)

1972   Travis Best (Basketball Player)

1978   Topher Grace (Actor)

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