On July 12 in :

 

1962, The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England;

 

1817, Henry David Thoreau is born; 

 

1543, King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace;

 

1862, The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress and in

 

1804, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, dies a day after being shot in a duel.