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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1851

1st America's Cup-US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora

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1851

Isaac Singer patents sewing machine

Event
1853

Jean Louis Nicode, composer

Birth
1854

Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith

Birth
1854

Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer

Birth
1856

Anthony Fass patents accordion

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1857

William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies

Death
1859

Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)

Birth
1861

Skirmish at Texas-rebels are attacked by Apache Indians

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1862

Gen John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX

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1863

1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area)

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1865

William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies

Death
1866

Jacinto Benavente y Mart¡nez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)

Birth
1867

Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)

Birth
1867

Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton

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1868

Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)

Birth
1875

Mezio Agostini, composer

Birth
1875

Ettore Panizza, composer

Birth
1876

Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)

Birth
1876

Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup

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1877

James Drummond, historical painter, dies

Death
1877

Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

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1879

1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)

Event
1880

Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)

Birth
1880

Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author

Birth