Historical Events for 12th July 2019

1812 – US forces led by General Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
1900 – 114°F (46°C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)
1940 – Frederick McKinley Jones receives a patent for an air conditioning unit for trucks, helping to change long-haul carriage of food and blood
1955 – Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
1990 – Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party
1992 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
1996 – Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins
2009 – US Open Women’s Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of American runner-up Candie Kung
2012 – 90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria
2018 – Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for “Killing Eve”

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