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Historical Events In August - 12

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1956  Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink on this day in history.  

1959  On August - 12 the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island  

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

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  On August - 12 russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15  

1962  Tim D.was born this day in Calgary on August - 12.  

1964  Race riot in Elizabeth NJ on this day in history.  

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 August - 12.  

1969  On August - 12 a three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland  

1969  Echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US on August - 12.  

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

1972  On this day in history last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam  

1973  John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies on August - 12.  

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

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

1976  On August - 12 thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies  

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

1977  Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 12 arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours  

1981  On August - 12 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0  

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  On this day in history movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released  

1988  Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital on this day in history.  

1988  Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies  

1990  12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories  

1990  Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87 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  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on this day in history.  

1592  On August - 12 birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on August - 12.  

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

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  On this day in history death of cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)  

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

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

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

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