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On this day: July 12

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:05:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Medal of Honor is authorized, The Cos and a favorite toy are both born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.

OTD July 12 - George Eastman
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Library of Congress

1854: George Eastman, who would go on to found the Eastman Kodak Company and invent roll film, is born in Waterville, N.Y.

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