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Historical Events In August - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1956  On August - 12 canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink  

1959  On this day in history the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island  

1959  1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched  

1960  USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m on this day in history.  

1962  Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history tim D.was born this day in Calgary  

1964  Race riot in Elizabeth NJ on August - 12.  

1964  On this day in history ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56  

1965  On this day in history race riot in West Side of Chicago  

1968  Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1969  A three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on August - 12.  

1969  On August - 12 echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US  

1969  On August - 12 dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72  

1972  Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam on August - 12.  

1973  On this day in history john Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies  

1974  On August - 12 yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day  

1976  First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise on this day in history.  

1976  Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 12 high Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit  

1977  On August - 12 space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight  

1978  Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours on this day in history.  

1981  IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 on this day in history.  

1982  Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1983  Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)  

1985  Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1988  Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital  

1988  Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General on August - 12.  

1988  On August - 12 jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies  

1990  On August - 12 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania  

1990  On August - 12 iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories  

1990  On August - 12 dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87  

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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  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on August - 12.  

1592  On August - 12 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 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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1158  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.  

1350  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on August - 12.  

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