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Calendar for August 12th, 2014

Every Year

  • International Youth Day

  • 1670s

  • 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

  • 1820s

  • Died 1827: William Blake (poet)

  • 1850s

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

  • 1870s

  • 1877: Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph

  • 1880s

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

  • Born 1881: Cecil B. DeMille (director)

  • 1910s

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

  • 1930s

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

  • Born 1939: George Hamilton (actor)

  • 1940s

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

  • 1950s

  • Born 1955: Ann M. Martin (author)

  • Born 1956: Bruce Greenwood (actor)

  • 1956: Actor William Shatner married Gloria Rand

  • 1960s

  • 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)

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • 1980s

  • 1981: The IBM PC was introduced

  • Died 1982: Henry Fonda (actor)

  • 1986: Patent issued for therapeutic horseshoe

  • 1990s

  • 1990: Cathy Gerring won the Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic, in Vermont

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

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Loretta Young (actress)

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

  • Died 2002: Ed Headrick (designed the frisbee)

  • Died 2007: Merv Griffin

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Lauren Bacall (actress)


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