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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1900

Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer

Birth
1900

Wilhelm Steinitz, Germany, 1st chess champ (1866-1894)

Birth
1900

James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42

Death
1901

Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony

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1901

Nils Adolf Erik, [Baron Nordenskj”ld], geologist/explorer, dies

Death
1903

Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)

Birth
1904

Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)

Birth
1904

Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30]

Birth
1904

Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)

Birth
1905

Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)

Birth
1905

King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp

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1907

James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop

Birth
1908

Lord Renton, QC/British govt minister

Birth
1909

Maurice Heath, air marshal

Birth
1910

Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo and Juliet)

Birth
1910

Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women)

Birth
1911

Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79

Death
1911

Jozef Isra‰ls, painter, dies

Death
1911

Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)

Birth
1912

Louis J N G‚rardin, [Toto], French bicyclist/trainer (champ 1930)

Birth
1912

Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek)

Birth
1912

Samuel Fuller, Worchester Mass, actor (Return to Salem's Lot)

Birth
1913

Kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants)

Birth
1914

Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen")

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1914

German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Luik

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