12 July 2012

Timeline July 12 to 14

July 12
100 BC  Julius Caesar, Roman imperial general and statesman,  was born in Rome. Died March 15, 44 BC.
1730  Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, was born.
1812  First American invasion in the War of 1812. US Brigadier General William Hull crossed the Detroit River with 2,500 troops and occupied the town of Sandwich.
1854  George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera & founder of Eastman Kodak Co., was born in Waterville, NY.
1849  Sir William Osler, Canadian physician and author, was born at Bond Head, Canada West.
1895  Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway lyricist & produce of musical theatre , was born in NYC.

July 13
1864  John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur, was born. Died April 15, 1912 in the sinking of the Titanic.
1940  Patrick Stewart, actor, was born.
1942  Harrison Ford, actor, was born.

July 14
1789  During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1853  Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.

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