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Historical Events In August - 12

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1956  On this day in history 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 August - 12.  

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

1960  On this day in history uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m  

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

1962  On August - 12 tim D.was born this day in Calgary  

1964  On August - 12 race riot in Elizabeth NJ  

1964  Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1965  Race riot in West Side of Chicago on August - 12.  

1968  On August - 12 pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81  

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  Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam on this day in history.  

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  Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies on August - 12.  

1977  High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit on August - 12.  

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

1978  Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours on August - 12.  

1981  On this day in history iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0  

1982  On August - 12 helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80  

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

1985  Japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll) on August - 12.  

1985  On August - 12 marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

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  On August - 12 birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  On this day in history birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

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  

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 August - 12.  

1350  On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  On August - 12 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  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on August - 12.  

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