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Historical Events In August - 12

Friday, 03 July 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 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 August - 12.  

1879  On August - 12 first National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)  

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

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

1880  Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908) on August - 12.  

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  On this day in history the last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.  

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

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

1884  Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval on August - 12.  

1884  Frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary) on August - 12.  

1885  Alexander Albrecht, composer on August - 12.  

1885  On August - 12 georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65  

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 this day in history.  

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

1888  On August - 12 bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour  

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  James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies on August - 12.  

1893  On this day in history howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)  

1896  Gold discovered at Klondike River at Dawson on August - 12.  

1896  Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg on this day in history.  

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

1897  Manuel Blancafort, composer on August - 12.  

1898  Hawaii formally annexed to US on August - 12.  

1898  On August - 12 peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed  

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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 August - 12.  

1566  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

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

1158  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on August - 12.  

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

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

1484  On this day in history sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies  

1546  On August - 12 francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  On August - 12 death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)  

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