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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1936

Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist

Birth
1936

Gerard Masson, composer

Birth
1936

Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5

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1936

120øF (49øC), Seymour, Texas (state record)

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1936

Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)

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1938

Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London

Birth
1938

Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74

Death
1939

Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)

Birth
1939

George Hamilton, Memphis Tn, (Love at 1st Bite, Where the Boys Are)

Birth
1940

Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts

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1940

Netherlands starts rationing textile

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1940

Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)

Birth
1940

Alexander Yossifov, composer

Birth
1940

Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)

Birth
1941

Jennifer Warren, NYC, actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant)

Birth
1941

Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies

Death
1941

French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany

Event
1941

Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother and The Holding Co)

Birth
1941

Deborah Walley, Bridgeport Ct, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket)

Birth
1942

Elizabeth Appleby, QC

Birth
1942

British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin

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1942

German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe

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1942

Lt-gen Montgomery arrives in Cairo

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1943

Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76

Death
1943

William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter

Birth