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Historical Events In August - 12

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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

1959  The first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island on August - 12.  

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  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 August - 12.  

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

1969  Echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US on this day in history.  

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

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

1973  On August - 12 john Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies  

1974  On this day in history yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day  

1976  On this day in history first approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise  

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

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

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

1978  On this day in history 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  On this day in history henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies  

1985  On August - 12 japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)  

1985  Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 on August - 12.  

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  On this day in history richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General  

1988  Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 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  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  On August - 12 birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  On this day in history birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on August - 12.  

1620  On August - 12 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  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  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

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 August - 12 francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on this day in history.  

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