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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

1877Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

1971Pete Sampras, Washington, D.C., tennis champ (14 grand slam titles)

1977Iva Majoli, Zagreb Croatia, tennis star (1996 Pan Pacific)

1887Erwin Schrodinger, Vienna Austria, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, (d. 1961)

1918Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

1806Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

1940PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

1988Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney

1956Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

1955Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

30 BCCleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her

1989William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

1827William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

1973Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74

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