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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

1960 – The first Etch-A-Sketch goes on sale (More info)

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their very first concert (More info)

1984 – Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale becomes the first major-party candidate to choose a woman as a running mate when he selects Geraldine Ferraro (More info)

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