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    • August 12, 0030 BC - Cleopatra commits suicide after her defeat and Mark Antony's defeat at the battle of Actium.

    • August 12, 0490 "BC - the Battle of Marathon, in which Athens defeated an invading army of Persians, may have been fought on this date in the proleptic Julian calendar - see also 12 September."

    • August 12, 0875 "The Holy Roman Emperor Louis II dies in Brescia at age 50 after having named his cousin Carloman, son of Louis the German, as his successor, but Charles the Bald persuades Carloman to go home, beats Louis the German to Rome, and makes himself emperor
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    • August 12, 1099 "A kingdom of Jerusalem is established under the Norman Godfrey of Bouillon, who is elected king and assumes the title Defender of the Holy Sepulcher He defeats an Egyptian force at Askalon August 12, but disease and starvation have reduced the Crusaders to 60,000, down from an original strength of 300,000, and most of the survivors head for home
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    • August 12, 1099 First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces under Al-Afdal Shahanshah. Considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.

    • August 12, 1121 Battle of Didgori: The Georgian army under King David the Builder won a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.

    • August 12, 1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.

    • August 12, 1281 The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan.

    • August 12, 1323 Treaty of Nteborg - Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.

    • August 12, 1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor where the Scots led by the regent Earl of Mar squandered their numerical advantage and following a confused attack were routed with heavy losses by Edward Balliol's army

    • August 12, 1332 "Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor - Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar routed by Edward Balliol."

    • August 12, 1480 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.

    • August 12, 1499 First act of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.

    • August 12, 1508 Ponce de Le›n arrives in Puerto Rico

    • August 12, 1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud

    • August 12, 1676 King Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England

    • August 12, 1676 "Praying Indian John Alderman shot and killed Metacomet the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War."

    • August 12, 1687 Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans at the Battle of Mohcs.

    • August 12, 1793 The Rhne department was created when the former dpartement of Rhne-et-Loire was split into two departments: Rhne and Loire (Lre).

    • August 12, 1806 Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.

    • August 12, 1833 Chicago was founded.

    • August 12, 1845 "Off Point Pelee, Ontario the steamships Kent and London collide in clear weather, with the loss of ten lives."

    • August 12, 1851 Isaac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.

    • August 12, 1851 Isaac Singer granted patent for his sewing machine

    • August 12, 1862 "Gen John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX"

    • August 12, 1863 "First cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area)"

    • August 12, 1863 The first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet for export.

    • August 12, 1867 Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton

    • August 12, 1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup

    • August 12, 1876 "Off Newport Rhode Island, the US yacht Madeleine beats the Countess Dufferin from Toronto in two straight heats in the 4th America's Cup."

    • August 12, 1877 Asaph Hall discovers Deimos.

    • August 12, 1877 "Thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device"

    • August 12, 1879 First National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)

    • August 12, 1879 The Intercolonial Railway gains access to Quebec by purchasing the Grand Trunk line between Quebec and RiviŠre du Loup.

    • August 12, 1882 "Great Western Railway, controlling 1,009 miles of track is merged into the Grand Trunk System."

    • August 12, 1883 The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.

    • August 12, 1888 "Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour"

    • August 12, 1897 "British naval authorities grant US Navy permission to put battleship 'Indiana' in drydock in Halifax, Nova Scotia"

    • August 12, 1898 Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.

    • August 12, 1898 Hawaii formally annexed to US

    • August 12, 1898 "Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed"

    • August 12, 1898 The Hawaiian flag is lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the American flag to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawai`i to the United States.

    • August 12, 1908 First Model T Ford built.

    • August 12, 1914 World War I - Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary; British Empire countries automatically included.

    • August 12, 1915 """Of Human Bondage,"" by William Somerset Maugham, published"

    • August 12, 1918 "Prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France"

    • August 12, 1918 "Sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France"

    • August 12, 1923 Enrico Tiraboschi is first to swim English Channel westward

    • August 12, 1925 "The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, was initiated."

    • August 12, 1928 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam

    • August 12, 1935 "Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand"

    • August 12, 1936 "120? F (49? C), Seymour, Texas (state record)"

    • August 12, 1936 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)

    • August 12, 1941 Sikorski-Stalin Polish-Russian agreement allows many Polish Jews to be freed for Siberian labor camp.

    • August 12, 1942 "HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'."

    • August 12, 1943 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.

    • August 12, 1944 "Alenon liberated by General Leclerc, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by the Allied forces."

    • August 12, 1944 Waffen SS troops massacre more than 500 civil people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

    • August 12, 1945 "Stalin invites General Eisenhower to the National Sports Parade in Red Square, Moscow."

    • August 12, 1952 The Night of the Murdered Poets - Thirteen most prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow.

    • August 12, 1953 "Ann Davidson, first woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami"

    • August 12, 1953 "In Greece, Kefallinia (Cephalonia) a 7.1 quake killed 455, over 27,000 houses destroyed on Ithaki (Ithaca), Kefallinia (Cephalonia) and Zakinthos (Zante)"

    • August 12, 1953 "Nuclear testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project proceeded with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon."

    • August 12, 1953 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its first hydrogen bomb

    • August 12, 1955 Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour

    • August 12, 1956 William Shatner marries Gloria Rand

    • August 12, 1959 "The first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island"

    • August 12, 1960 "Echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched"

    • August 12, 1960 "Echo I, the first communications satellite, launched"

    • August 12, 1960 "USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m"

    • August 12, 1962 "Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15"

    • August 12, 1962 Tim D.was born this day in Calgary

    • August 12, 1964 "Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England."

    • August 12, 1964 Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

    • August 12, 1964 South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to its racist policy.

    • August 12, 1965 Race riot in West Side of Chicago

    • August 12, 1969 "Battle of the Bogside, Catholic community of Derry engage in two-day battle with the Royal Ulster Constabulary"

    • August 12, 1972 Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam

    • August 12, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - Alice Cooper - School's Out

    • August 12, 1972 The last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.

    • August 12, 1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day

    • August 12, 1976 First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise

    • August 12, 1977 High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit

    • August 12, 1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight

    • August 12, 1977 The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.

    • August 12, 1978 Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours

    • August 12, 1978 Japan and the People's Republic of China sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China.

    • August 12, 1980 "Signing of the Montevideo Treaty, which established the Latin American Integration Association."

    • August 12, 1981 IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0

    • August 12, 1981 Release of the IBM PC or Personal Computer

    • August 12, 1982 "Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spread to all of Latin America and the Third World."

    • August 12, 1985 "Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, crashes into Mount Ogura in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 in the world's worst single-plane air disaster. Four people miraculously survive."

    • August 12, 1985 "Japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)"

    • August 12, 1988 "Movie ""Last Temptation of Christ"" is released"

    • August 12, 1988 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital

    • August 12, 1988 Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General

    • August 12, 1990 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania

    • August 12, 1990 Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

    • August 12, 1990 "Sue, the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, is discovered near Faith, South Dakota."

    • August 12, 1991 Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan

    • August 12, 1992 "Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)."

    • August 12, 1994 Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

    • August 12, 1998 Swiss banks agree to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to Holocaust survivors to settle claims for their assets.

    • August 12, 2000 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy exploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

    • August 12, 2004 New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man.

    • August 12, 2005 "An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island"

    • August 12, 2005 "An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people."

    • August 12, 2005 Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

    • August 12, 2005 "Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by a sniper at his home."

    • August 12, 2007 "Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged."

    • August 12, 2007 New online pokerroom - www.GoHardPoker.com opens. Play Poker - Use Our Money - NO Deposit Required.

    • August 12, 2009 About 700 people missing in southern Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot are located alive.

    • August 12, 2009 "An estimated 20,000 people march through Noumea, New Caledonia, to denounce violent clashes by USTKE trade unionists against police."

    • August 12, 2009 "Astronomers discover WASP-17b, the first planet that orbits in the opposite direction to the spin of its star."

    • August 12, 2009 "At a meeting in Caracas, Venezuelan President Hugo Ch vez and Argentine President Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner sign agreements expanding trade between their two countries. (MercoPress)"

    • August 12, 2009 "Diego Le¢n Montoya S nchez, Norte Valle Cartel leader, pleads guilty to drug, murder, and racketeering charges."

    • August 12, 2009 German CDU politician Vera Lengsfeld attracts controversy for displaying a photo of Angela Merkel in a revealing gown without the authorisation of the Chancellor.

    • August 12, 2009 "Gregoire Ndahimana, a Rwandan fugitive accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, is arrested by a joint Rwandan-Congolese military operation."

    • August 12, 2009 "Gunmen shoot dead five Pakistani Muslim preachers outside a mosque in Galkayo, Somalia."

    • August 12, 2009 "Indonesian police say DNA tests show that a militant killed in a weekend raid was not Noordin Mohammed Top, one of the region's most wanted men."

    • August 12, 2009 It is discovered that the Killer Whale creates and visits 'social clubs'. (BBC)

    • August 12, 2009 "Lubna al-Hussein, the Sudanese woman facing forty lashes for wearing trousers in public, is prevented from leaving the country for a trip to Lebanon, where she was to take part in a televised talk-show about women's issues."

    • August 12, 2009 MV Princess Ashika sinking

    • August 12, 2009 New Zealand Navy divers believe they have located the sunken MV Princess Ashika a week after the accident.

    • August 12, 2009 "Russia's navy is deployed to find the MV Arctic Sea, a missing ship reportedly hijacked three weeks ago in the Baltic Sea."

    • August 12, 2009 "The Roman Catholic Church is expresses ""unease"" and ""mortification"" over revelations surrounding the private life of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi."

    • August 12, 2009 "The wreckage of an Airlines PNG De Havilland Twin Otter 300 plane carrying 11 passengers and 2 crew is found near Isurava, Papua New Guinea; there are no signs of survivors."

    • August 12, 2009 "Thirty people are killed in Warrap state in southern Sudan, in a resurgence of the nomadic conflicts."

    • August 12, 2009 "Tonga's Transportation Minister Paul Karalus resigns after the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika, which killed an estimated 93 people."

    • August 12, 2009 "Yemeni troops, backed by tanks and fighter aircraft, launch a major offensive on the stronghold of Shia fighters in northern Yemen."







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