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Historical Events In August - 12

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1876  On this day in history madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup  

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 this day in history.  

1876  On this day in history mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)  

1877  On this day in history thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device  

1877  On August - 12 thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device  

1877  James Drummond, historical painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

1879  On August - 12 the Intercolonial Railway gains access to Quebec by purchasing the Grand Trunk line between Quebec and Rivière du Loup.  

1879  1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago) on August - 12.  

1880  Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908) on this day in history.  

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

1881  On this day in history cecil B deMille, Mass, directed God (10 Commandments, Cleopatra)  

1882  On this day in history 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  On August - 12 jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)  

1883  Last Quagga, zebra with less slashes (in Artis), dies on this day in history.  

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

1884  On August - 12 frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)  

1885  On August - 12 alexander Albrecht, composer  

1885  Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65 on August - 12.  

1886  On August - 12 w G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval  

1887  Thomas Edison makes the first sound recording on August - 12.  

1888  On August - 12 bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour  

1888  Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour on August - 12.  

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

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  Gold discovered at Klondike River at Dawson on this day in history.  

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

1897  British naval authorities grant US Navy permission to put battleship 'Indiana' in drydock in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August - 12.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) was born on this day in history.  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  On this day in history birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on August - 12.  

1626  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On this day in history birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on this day in history.  

0875  On this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50  

1158  On this day in history anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On August - 12 death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.  

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on this day in history.  

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