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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1925

Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

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1925

Earl Coleman, singer

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1925

Dale L Bumpers, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975- )

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1926

John Derek, LA Calif, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story)

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1927

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, cellist/conductor

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1927

Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, actor (John-Waltons, Roots)

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1927

"Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens

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1928

9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam

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1928

Leos Jan cek, Czech composer/conductor (Sly Little Fox), dies at 74

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1929

Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Oly-gold/silver-52)

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1929

Joji Yuasa, composer

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1929

Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)

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1930

Ronald James Herron, architect

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1931

Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China

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1931

William Goldman, author (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983)

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1932

Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer

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1932

Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)

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1932

Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come)

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1933

Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup

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1934

Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78

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1934

Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)

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1935

Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand

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1935

Karl Mickel, writer

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1936

Hans Haacke, Cologne Germany, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes)

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1936

John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff

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