During the Civil War, Confederate guerilla bands were authorized under the law.
- The Irregulars Regulation Act
- The Legal Guerilla Act
- The Partisan Ranger Act
- The Ranger and Guerilla Authorization Act
Today in History: Born on July 12
Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman.
Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist and poet (Walden).
George Eastman, photography pioneer.
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor.
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer.
R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer.
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and political activist (Residence on Earth).
Milton Berle, comedian, actor.
Andrew Wyeth, American painter.
Van Cliburn, American concert pianist.
Bill Cosby, comedian, actor.