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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

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

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

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

1963Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

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

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

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

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