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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

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

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

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

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

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

1963Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

1877Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

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

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

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

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

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