On this day: July 12

Posted: 0:05 PM EDT Jul 09, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 12, 2015

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 - 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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