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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

1336English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

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

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

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