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Notable Historical Events for August 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

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

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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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 12th

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

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

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

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