Friday, July 12
This is the 193th day of the year, with 172 days remaining in 2013.
• 1804: Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.
• 1862: The Medal of Honor was authorized by the United States Congress.
• 1933: Congress passed the first federal minimum wage law in the United States: 33 cents per hour.
• 1960: Etch A Sketch, the drawing toy, went on sale.
• 1976: Family Feud premiered. Richard Dawson (TV's famous kissing host) was the first host.
• 1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chose U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate/ Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.
This and That
Where is Tony Curtis when We Need Them
It is a 50 year old crime, and the basis for hundreds of books, TV shows and movies. But now, we may have a problem.
On Thursday, Boston police announced that new DNA evidence links Albert DeSalvo, long believed to have been responsible for nearly a dozen murders in the Boston area in the 1960s, to the death of 19-year-old Mary Sullivan. DeSalvo confessed to the crimes but later recanted.
DeSalvo will be back above ground, at least for a little while. Get more Here.
The Queen of Queens says Enough!
The longtime church member and positive public face — who claims to have been subjected to “interrogations,” “thought modification” and "blackist[ing]" by the people who were cashing humongous checks with her name on them for years — joins a growing list of rich celebrities, like Paul Haggis and Katie Holmes, who are no longer funneling their enormous salaries into the church's bank account.
Tara Costa lost 155 pounds on the "The Biggest Loser." She managed to finish third. But it's not how you finish, it's how you look 3 years later. Costa and FC Online Marketing, which owns the franchise ilovekickboxing.com, have filed lawsuits against each other over issues of in-person appearances, signing with an alleged competitor, use of her likeness. But the Biggest Problem if the lack of Biggest Weight Loss. The company says she has gained about 45 pounds and no longer fits the fitness model. More here.
TMZ caught Lamar going animal on a Paparazzi and not stopping there!
• Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 76
• Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 70
• Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 65
• Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe on Charlie's Angels) is 62
• Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch Steadman thirtysomething) is 57
• Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 57
• Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 42
• Topher Grace (That '70s Show, Spider-Man 3) is 35
• Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Fast & Furious 6, Lost) is 35
• Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm on Malcolm in the Middle) is 22