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

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

1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 12 – Bill Cosby, Richard Simmons and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bill Cosby
Age: 74
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, and Living Legend
Known For: Producing and/or starring in many TV series including the groundbreaking '80s sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' winning slews of awards, and most recently weathering criticism for his outspoken views on race and culture

Richard Simmons
Age: 63
Occupation: Fitness Personality
Known For: His eccentric, flamboyant persona and his line of Sweatin' to the Oldies aerobics DVDs

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This Day in History for July 11 – Babe Ruth Debuts and More

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

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 11 – Giorgio Armani, Lil’ Kim and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Giorgio Armani
Age: 77
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Known For: His iconic clothing, fragrance, and eyewear collections, being the first designer to broadcast his collection live on the internet, and being the first major designer to ban dangerously thin models

Lil' Kim
Age: 37
Occupation: Rapper
Known For: Being the only female rapper to reach number one on the Hot 100 for her work on the 2001 remake of 'Lady Marmalade,' a 2005 prison stint for perjury, and appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Pittsburgh Steelers Star Hines Ward Arrested for DUI

Hines Ward, current 'Dancing With the Stars' champion and Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver, was arrested for driving under the influence just outside Atlanta, Georgia early Saturday morning.

The former Super Bowl MVP was booked into the DeKalb County jail and later released on $1,300 bond.

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This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More

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

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 8 – Kevin Bacon, Toby Keith and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Kevin Bacon
Age: 53
Occupation: Actor, Singer, and Songwriter
Known For: His star-making turn in 1984's 'Footloose,' his musical group The Bacon Brothers, and being separated from everyone in Hollywood by no more than six degrees

Toby Keith
Age: 50
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Selling millions of country albums, his song 'Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,' and a well-publicized feud with the Dixie Chicks

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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