12th July

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1993 Earthquake kills 196 in Japan An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hits northern Japan killing 196.
1990 Boris Yeltsin resigns from the communist party Russian president Boris Yeltsin resigns from the Soviet Communist Party
1974 Bill Shankly resigns The manager Liverpool football club Bill Shankly resigns.
1935 Alfred Dreyfus dies Alfred Dreyfus dies in Paris, France.
1900 Giacomo Puccini - Tosca First performance of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca in the United Kingdom at Covent Garden
1854 George Eastman is born George Eastman is born in Waterville, New York.
1794 Horatio Nelson loses his eye Admiral Horatio Nelson loses his right eye during the siege of Calvi in Corsica.
1730 Josiah Wedgwood is born English pottery designer Josiah Wedgwood is born in Stoke-on-Trent.
1543 King Henry VIII marries for the sixth time King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
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