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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

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

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

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

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

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

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

1877Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

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

August 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

1910Jane Wyatt, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), (d. 2006)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

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