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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1973

WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

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1974

Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford become 1st teammates elected to hall of fame on same day

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1974

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

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1974

Peter Pucher, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)

Birth
1974

Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)

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1975

Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)

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1975

Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)

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1975

Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)

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1975

Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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1975

Robyn Hancock, Grand Rapids Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1997)

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1976

Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed

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1976

1st approach and lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise

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1976

Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies

Death
1976

Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1977

For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid

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1977

Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight

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1977

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

Birth
1977

High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit

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1978

China and Japan sign peace treaty

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1978

Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours

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1978

Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

Birth
1978

ICE is launched

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1979

"Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances

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1979

Iran press censors start massive book burnings

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1979

Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin

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