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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1914

Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary

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1914

Russian troops take East-Prussia and occupy Marggrabowa

Event
1914

[Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)

Birth
1914

John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies

Death
1915

"Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published

Event
1915

Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)

Birth
1916

Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz and Pƒquerette photographed in Paris

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1917

Douglas Gunsekera, banker

Birth
1919

Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright

Birth
1919

Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)

Birth
1920

Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)

Birth
1920

Peter West, British sports commentator

Birth
1921

Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)

Birth
1921

Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)

Birth
1922

Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine

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1922

Andr‚ Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)

Birth
1922

Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies

Death
1922

Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

Birth
1923

John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)

Birth
1923

Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances

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1923

Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward

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1924

Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)

Birth
1925

KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions

Event
1925

Robin Nicholson, metallurgist

Birth
1925

Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

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