On this day: July 12

Published: Jul 09 2012 12:05:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Sherwood Schwartz
1 / 36
Fred Prouser/Reuters

2011: TV writer Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," dies at age 94 in Los Angeles, California.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • The Challenger

    Disasters in spaceflight

    The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.

On this Day

  • All Hallows' Eve, Halloween, cemetery, graveyard

    iStock/LesByerley

    On this day: October 31

    The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.