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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1981

IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0

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1981

Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)

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1982

Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49

Death
1982

Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut

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1982

Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80

Death
1982

Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77

Death
1983

Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies

Death
1983

General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army

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1984

23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif

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1984

Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, and Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame

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1984

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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1984

Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls and 19 ejections

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1985

Balt Orioles W Gross and L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

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1985

7th Emmy Sports Award presentation

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1985

Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86

Death
1985

Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

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1986

Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single

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1986

Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season

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1987

Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock

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1988

Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies

Death
1988

Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

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1988

Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home

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1988

Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General

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1988

Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

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1988

Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home victories at 23

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