Where and when did news of the Higgs discovery first appear?

On December 2, 2011 I wrote here about early indications that ATLAS and CMS were both seeing something that looked very much like a Higgs at 125-6 GeV. The discovery-level results were first discussed here, on June 17, 2012. The public announcement from CERN was on July 4, 2012.

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