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Historical Events In August - 12

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1876  Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup on this day in history.  

1876  Off Newport Rhode Island, the US yacht Madeleine beats the Countess Dufferin from Toronto in two straight heats in the 4th America's Cup on August - 12.  

1876  On August - 12 mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)  

1877  Thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device on this day in history.  

1877  Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device on August - 12.  

1877  On August - 12 james Drummond, historical painter, dies  

1879  First National Archery Association tournament (Chicago) on this day in history.  

1879  The Intercolonial Railway gains access to Quebec by purchasing the Grand Trunk line between Quebec and Rivière du Loup on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)  

1880  On August - 12 christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)  

1881  On this day in history the birth of Cecil B. De Mille, Hollywood producer/director  

1881  Cecil B deMille, Mass, directed God (10 Commandments, Cleopatra) on this day in history.  

1882  On August - 12 great Western Railway, controlling 1,009 miles of track is merged into the Grand Trunk System.  

1883  The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam on August - 12.  

1883  Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP) on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history last Quagga, zebra with less slashes (in Artis), dies  

1884  On this day in history bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval  

1884  On this day in history frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)  

1885  Alexander Albrecht, composer on August - 12.  

1885  On this day in history georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65  

1886  W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history thomas Edison makes the first sound recording  

1888  Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour on this day in history.  

1888  Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour on this day in history.  

1888  Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) on this day in history.  

1890  On August - 12 al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour)  

1891  On this day in history james Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies  

1893  Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel) on this day in history.  

1896  On August - 12 gold discovered at Klondike River at Dawson  

1896  On this day in history thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg  

1897  On this day in history british naval authorities grant US Navy permission to put battleship 'Indiana' in drydock in Halifax, Nova Scotia  

1897  On this day in history manuel Blancafort, composer  

1898  On this day in history hawaii formally annexed to US  

1898  Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed on August - 12.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1566  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on this day in history.  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on this day in history.  

1604  On August - 12 birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  On August - 12 birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  On this day in history birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on August - 12.  

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer was born on August - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on August - 12.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

1158  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  On this day in history death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  On August - 12 sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies  

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on August - 12.  

1577  On this day in history death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)  

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