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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

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

1877Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

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

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

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

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

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

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

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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