11 things that happened this day in history - 12th July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 100 BC Gaius Julius Caesar is born

2. 1543 - England's King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr

3. 1690 - Protestant William of Orange defeats Roman Catholic James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland

4. 1954 - Elvis Presley signs his first recording contract and quit his job as a truck driver. The contract is with Sun Records

5. 1957 - The Ismaili sect of the Shi'ite Muslims welcomes a new spiritual leader when Prince Karim Al-hussain of Pakistan is proclaimed Aga Khan IV

6. 1962 - The Rolling Stones give their first public performance at London's Marquee Club

7. 1963 - 16-year-old Pauline Reade is abducted by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the so-called 'Moors Murderers', launching a series of cruel killings lasting over the next two years.

8. 1974 - The manager of Liverpool football club, Bill Shankly, retires

9. 1990 - Boris Yeltsin resigns from the Soviet Communist Party, bringing the radical / conservative split into the open

10. 1998 - 1.7 billion people watch the World Cup final between France and Brazil. France won 3-0.

11. 2000 - The X-Men movie premiers in New York

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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