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August 12th, 2030 (August 12 2030)EventCleopatra commits suicide after her lover, Mark Antony s defeat at the battle of Actium.
August 12th, 2007 (August 12 2007)EventBulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
August 12th, 2005 (August 12 2005)EventSri Lanka s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
August 12th, 2005 (August 12 2005)EventAn F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people.
August 12th, 2005 (August 12 2005)EventCivil unrest provoked in the Maldives
August 12th, 2005 (August 12 2005)EventAn F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
August 12th, 2004 (August 12 2004)EventNew Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man.
August 12th, 2000 (August 12 2000)EventThe Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy exploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
August 12th, 1994 (August 12 1994)EventMajor League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
August 12th, 1992 (August 12 1992)EventCanada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
August 12th, 1990 (August 12 1990)EventSue, the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, is discovered near Faith, South Dakota.
August 12th, 1985 (August 12 1985)EventJapan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Mount Ogura in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520. It is the worst single-plane air disaster.
August 12th, 1982 (August 12 1982)EventMexico 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 12th, 1981 (August 12 1981)EventThe IBM Personal Computer is released.
August 12th, 1980 (August 12 1980)EventSigning of the Montevideo Treaty, which established the Latin American Integration Association.
August 12th, 1978 (August 12 1978)EventJapan and the People s Republic of China sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People s Republic of China.
August 12th, 1977 (August 12 1977)EventThe first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
August 12th, 1969 (August 12 1969)EventBattle of the Bogside, Catholic community of Derry engage in two-day battle with the Royal Ulster Constabulary
August 12th, 1964 (August 12 1964)EventSouth Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to its racist policy.
August 12th, 1964 (August 12 1964)EventCharlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England.
August 12th, 1960 (August 12 1960)EventEcho I, the first communications satellite, launched.
August 12th, 1953 (August 12 1953)EventNuclear testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project proceeded with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
August 12th, 1952 (August 12 1952)EventThe Night of the Murdered PoetsThirteen most prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow.
August 12th, 1944 (August 12 1944)EventWaffen SS troops massacre more than 500 civil people in Sant Anna di Stazzema.
August 12th, 1944 (August 12 1944)EventAlencon liberated by General Leclerc, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
August 12th, 1943 (August 12 1943)EventAlleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
August 12th, 1925 (August 12 1925)EventThe first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, was initiated.
August 12th, 1914 (August 12 1914)EventWorld WarBritain declares war on Austria-Hungary; British Empire countries automatically included.
August 12th, 1908 (August 12 1908)EventFirst Model T Ford built.
August 12th, 1898 (August 12 1898)EventArmistice ends the Spanish-American War.
August 12th, 1898 (August 12 1898)EventThe 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 12th, 1883 (August 12 1883)EventThe last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
August 12th, 1877 (August 12 1877)EventAsaph Hall discovers Deimos.
August 12th, 1851 (August 12 1851)EventIsaac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.
August 12th, 1833 (August 12 1833)EventChicago was founded.
August 12th, 1806 (August 12 1806)EventSantiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
August 12th, 1793 (August 12 1793)EventThe Rhone department was created when the former departement of Rhone-et-Loire was split into two departments: Rhone and Loire (Lere).
August 12th, 1687 (August 12 1687)EventCharles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans at the Battle of Mohacs.
August 12th, 1676 (August 12 1676)EventPraying Indian John Alderman shot and killed Metacomet the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip s War.
August 12th, 1499 (August 12 1499)EventFirst act of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
August 12th, 1480 (August 12 1480)EventBattle of OtrantoOttoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
August 12th, 1332 (August 12 1332)EventWars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin MoorScots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar routed by Edward Balliol.
August 12th, 1323 (August 12 1323)EventTreaty of NoteborgSweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
August 12th, 1281 (August 12 1281)EventThe fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan.
August 12th, 1164 (August 12 1164)EventBattle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
August 12th, 1121 (August 12 1121)EventBattle of Didgori: The Georgian army under King David the Builder won a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
August 12th, 1099 (August 12 1099)EventFirst Crusade: Battle of AscalonCrusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces under Al-Afdal Shahanshah. Considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.

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