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

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