On this day: July 12

POSTED: 10:05 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 12 2013

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 - Kristi Yamaguchi
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The Heart Truth

1971: Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, is born in Hayward, Calif. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and 1992 and a U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1992.

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