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Calendar for August 12th, 2014

International Youth Day

1676: Philip, chief of the Wampanog tribe, was killed by a renegade Indian of his own tribe, bringing to an end the first and bloodiest war between American Indians and white settlers of New England, a war that had raged for nearly two years and was known as King Philip's War

Died 1827: William Blake (poet)

1851: Isaac Singer received a patent for the continuous-stitch sewing machine

1877: Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph

Born 1880: Christy Mathewson (baseball hall-of-famer)

Born 1881: Cecil B. DeMille (director)

Born 1911: Cantinflas (aka Mario Moreno Reyes [actor])

1936: Marjorie Gestring, at age 13, won an Olympic gold medal for springboard diving

Born 1939: George Hamilton (actor)

Died 1944: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (oldest child of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy; brother of President John F. Kennedy)

Born 1955: Ann M. Martin (author)

Born 1956: Bruce Greenwood (actor)

1956: Actor William Shatner married Gloria Rand

1960: The first successful communications satellite, Echo I, was launched

Died 1964: Ian Fleming (writer, creator of Agent 007 James Bond)

Born 1965: Peter Krause (actor)

Born 1971: Michael Ian Black (comedian & actor)

Born 1971: Pete Sampras (tennis player)

Born 1974: Matt Clement (baseball player)

Born 1975: Casey Affleck (actor)

1977: Space shuttle Enterprise completed its first free-flight test

1981: The IBM PC was introduced

Died 1982: Henry Fonda (actor)

1986: Patent issued for therapeutic horseshoe

1994: 232-day baseball strike began, causing World Series to be canceled

Died 2000: Loretta Young (actress)

Died 2002: Enos "Country" Slaughter (baseball player)

Died 2002: Ed Headrick (designed the frisbee)

Died 2007: Merv Griffin

Died 2014: Lauren Bacall (actress)


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