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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

1963Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

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

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

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

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

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

1877Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

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

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

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

1949Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

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

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

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)

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

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

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