12 July 1917
On this date in 1917...
Mining company sponsored vigilantes kidnapped and deported more than 1,200 striking miners, their families, and supporters from Bisbee, Arizona.
- 1775 - South Carolina militia forces captured Fort Charlotte, South Carolina.
- 1780 - Patriots forces commanded by Thomas Sumter defeated a Tory force at Williamson's Plantation in present-day York County, South Carolina.
- 1862 - Federal troops occupied the Mississippi River port of Helena, Arkansas.
- 1931 - A major league baseball record for doubles in a single game was set by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23.
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