July 12, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1543: England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

In 1690: Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.

In 1972: George McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 1974: John Ehrlichman, a former aide to President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg’s former psychiatrist.

In 1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he had chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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