The Highest of Accolades

…was authorized by Congess on this day. Plus do you remember the name of the first woman to run for Vice President on a major party ticket? The answer follows.

Thursday, July 12, the 194 day of 2012




Today is Family Feud Day, marking the debut of the popular TV game show, hosted by Richard Dawson, on this day in 1976.








Today is also National Pecan Pie Day. (Big day for the Mesilla Valley!)








1862: The Medal of Honor was authorized on this day by the U.S. Congress.







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.






1962: The band that would later bill themselves as the greatest rock and roll band in world made their performance debut at the Marquee Club in London. It was the very first gig for the Rolling Stones.