This day in history, July 12. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, July 12.

Each of the events below took place on the same day of the month, July 12.

1543: Henry VIII of England marries Catherine Parr, his sixth and final wife.

1908: Actor and comedian Milton Berle is born in New York City.

1937: Comedian and actor Bill Cosby is born in Philadelphia.

1973: Fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Building in St. Louis.

1979: Singer Minnie Riperton, 31, dies in Los Angeles.

1979: The second game of a double header between the Tigers and White Sox is cancelled when "Disco Demolition Night" turns into a riot. Chicago forfeits the game.

1996: Former news anchor John Chancellor dies in Princeton, New Jersey at age 68.

2008: Former presidential press secretary Tony Snow, 53, dies in Washington, D.C.

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