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199072nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

1974Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

200789th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

1974Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

1916Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris

1492Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World

1942British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

1964Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

1999Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

1963Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

1935Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand

1908Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car

2013Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders

August 12th Historical Events
Date Event
3
Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem 
1071
Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes 
1099
Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth leading the Crusaders beats Egyptians Fatimid army 
1121
Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi. 
1164
Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch. 
1323
Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time. 
1332
Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle 
1336
English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders 
1480
Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam. 
1492
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World 
1499
First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets. 
1508
Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico 
1530
Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I 
1549
French troops occupy Ambleteuse England 
1553
Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud 
1588
Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland 
1588
Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army 
1658
1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam) 
1665
English fleet beat Dutch fleet 
1676
1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England 
1687
Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders 
1687
Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine 
1759
Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians 
1793
The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre). 
1812
Duke of Wellington's troops enter Madrid 
1831
Dutch troops conquer Leuven 
1831
Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty 
1833
Chicago is founded. 
1851
1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight 
1851
Isaac Singer patents sewing machine 
1856
Anthony Fass patents accordion 
1861
Skirmish at Texas - rebels are attacked by Apache Indians 
1862
Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX 
1863
1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC) 
1865
Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery 
1867
US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 
1876
Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup 
1877
Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device 
1879
1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago) 
1883
The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam. 
1884
Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval 
1886
W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval 
1888
Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour 
1896
Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg 
1898
Hawaii formally annexed to US 
1898
Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed 
1901
Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony 
1903
The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria 
1905
King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp 
1908
Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car 
1914
Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets") 
1914
German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege 
1914
Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary 
1914
Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa 
1915
"Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham, published 
1916
Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris 
1918
Battle of Amiens ends in WWI, Allieds beat Germans - the last great battle on the Western Front 
1920
Battle of Warsaw (Vistula) between Poland and Russia begins 
1922
Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine 
1923
Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances 
1923
Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward 
1925
KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions 
1925
The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated. 
1927
"Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens 
1928
9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam 
1931
Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China 
1933
Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup 
1935
Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand 
1936
120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record) 
1936
Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5 
1936
Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d) 
1940
Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft 
1940
Netherlands starts rationing textiles 
1941
French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany 
1942
British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin 
1942
German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe 
1942
Lt General Bernard Montgomery arrives in Cairo 
1943
Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge. 
1944
Churchill & Tito meet in Naples 
1944
Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating 
1944
Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema. 
1948
Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game 
1948
Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment 
1949
16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780) 
1950
NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa 
1950
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis 
1951
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship 
1952
Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan 
1953
Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic 
1953
Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed 
1953
Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb 
1954
Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row 
1955
22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000) 
1955
Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour 
1955
WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship 
1959
1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island 
1959
Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa 
1960
27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000) 
1960
Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched 
1960
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m 
1960
USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m 
1962
1st time 2 people in space 
1962
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament 
1962
Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 
1963
Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization 
1963
Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year 
1964
10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet 
1964
Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game 
1964
Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ 
1965
Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice 
1965
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise 
1965
Race riot in West Side of Chicago 
1967
New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14 
1969
Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million 
1969
Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days 
1970
Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball 
1971
Syriam Pres Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan 
1972
"Funny Thing Happened..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 perfs 
1972
"Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 1316 performances 
1972
Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings 
1972
Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam 
1973
55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve 
1973
Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens 
1973
WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris 
1974
Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2 
1974
Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day 
1976
1st approach & lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise 
1976
Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed 
1977
For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid 
1977
High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit 
1977
Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight 
1978
Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours 
1978
China & Japan sign peace treaty 
1978
ICE is launched 
1979
"Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances 
1979
Iran press censors start massive book burnings 
1979
Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin 
1980
Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association. 
1981
IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0) 
1981
Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27) 
1983
General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army 
1984
23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif 
1984
Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections 
1984
Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame 
1984
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
1985
7th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1985
Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
1985
Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll) 
1986
Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports 
1986
Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season 
1986
Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single 
1987
Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock 
1988
Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home victories at 23 
1988
Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released 
1988
Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital 
1988
Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home 
1988
Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General 
1990
12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania 
1990
72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala 
1990
Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic 
1990
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories 
1991
Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan 
1991
Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall 
1992
Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 
1993
Pope John Paul II begins visit of US 
1994
1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver) 
1994
Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike 
1994
Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed 
1994
Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
1995
Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge 
1996
"Breakfast on Fox" premieres 
1999
Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged" 
2000
The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise. 
2004
New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man. 
2005
Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home. 
2005
An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people. 
2005
Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives 
2005
An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island 
2007
Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged. 
2007
89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club 
2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony completes the games 
2012
94th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 275 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort 
2013
8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq 
2013
30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria 
2013
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali 
2013
Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders 
2016
Michael Phelps's 13th Individual Gold Breaks an Ancient Record 
2016
Olympics-Swimming-Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold 
2016
Trump insists 'Obama is founder of IS' 
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