Today in history – July 12, 2019

1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.

1804 – Former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.

1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by Congress.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first concert at London’s Marquee Club.

1979 – Thousands of spectators at a Chicago White Sox game rushed the field at Comiskey Park in what was billed as “Disco Demolition” night. 39 people were arrested and nine injured in the melee.

1984 – Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale named Rep. Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. She was the first woman to share a major U.S. political party’s presidential ticket.