On this day: July 12

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:05:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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

OTD July 12 - Tony Snow
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2008: Tony Snow (left), who served as the third White House press secretary under President George W. Bush and also worked for President George H. W. Bush as chief speechwriter and deputy assistant of media affairs, dies of colon cancer at age 53 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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