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Historical Events In August - 12

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

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

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

1877  James Drummond, historical painter, dies on August - 12.  

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

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

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

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 August - 12.  

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

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

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

1883  On August - 12 jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)  

1883  Last Quagga, zebra with less slashes (in Artis), dies on August - 12.  

1884  On August - 12 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 this day in history alexander Albrecht, composer  

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

1886  W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval on August - 12.  

1887  On August - 12 thomas Edison makes the first sound recording  

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

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

1888  On August - 12 marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)  

1890  On this day in history al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour)  

1891  James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies on this day in history.  

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

1896  On this day in history gold discovered at Klondike River at Dawson  

1896  Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg on August - 12.  

1897  On August - 12 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  Hawaii formally annexed to US on August - 12.  

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

1566  On this day in history birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on August - 12.  

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

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

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

1629  On August - 12 birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On August - 12 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 August - 12.  

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

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

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.  

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

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.  

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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