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Historical Events In August - 12

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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

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  Echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched on August - 12.  

1960  On August - 12 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m  

1962  On August - 12 russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15  

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

1964  Race riot in Elizabeth NJ on August - 12.  

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  Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 on August - 12.  

1969  A three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on this day in history.  

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

1969  On this day in history dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72  

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 this day in history.  

1976  First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise on August - 12.  

1976  On this day in history thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies  

1977  On this day in history high Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit  

1977  Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on August - 12.  

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

1981  On this day in history 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  Japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll) on August - 12.  

1985  On this day in history marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86  

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  On this day in history richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General  

1988  Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies on August - 12.  

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

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

1990  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1566  On August - 12 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  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on August - 12.  

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 August - 12.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

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

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.  

1546  On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

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

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