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What Happened on August 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Thirty-nine civilians, including a dozen children, are killed in an explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria.
2015 At least two massive explosions kill 173 people and injure nearly 800 more in Tianjin, China.
2000 The Russian Navy submarine Kursk explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise, killing her entire 118-man crew.
1994 Major League Baseball players go on strike, forcing the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
1992 Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
1990 Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
1985 Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
1981 The IBM Personal Computer is released.
1977 The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
1977 The Sri Lanka Riots:, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamils, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
1976 Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War.
1969 Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
1964 South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.
1960 Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
1953 The first testing of a real thermonuclear weapon (not test devices): The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of "RDS-6s" (Joe 4), the first Soviet thermonuclear bomb.
1953 The 7.2 Ms⿯ Ionian earthquake shakes the southern Ionian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 445 and 800 people are killed.
1952 The Night of the Murdered Poets: Thirteen prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.
1950 Korean War: Bloody Gulch massacre: 75 American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
1948 Babrra massacre: About 600 unarmed members of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement are shot dead on the orders of the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province, Abdul Qayyum Khan Kashmiri, on Babrra ground in the Hashtnagar region of Charsadda District, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan.
1944 Waffen-SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
1944 Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people are killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.
1944 Alençon is liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
1914 World War I: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
1914 World War I: The Battle of Halen a.k.a. Battle of the Silver Helmets a clash between large Belgian and German cavalry formations at Halen, Belgium.
1898 The Hawaiian flag is lowered from ʻIolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.
1883 The last quagga dies at the Natura Artis Magistra, a zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1865 Joseph Lister, British surgeon and scientist, performs 1st antiseptic surgery.
1851 Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
1831 French intervention forces William I of the Netherlands to abandon his attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution.
1806 Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires re-takes the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina after the first British invasion.
1793 The Rhône and Loire départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
1765 Treaty of Allahabad is signed. The Treaty marks the political and constitutional involvement and the beginning of Company rule in India.
1687 Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottoman Empire.
1676 Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War.
1624 The president of Louis XIII of France's royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King's principal minister.
1499 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1492 Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World.
1323 Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod Republic, which regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
1121 Battle of Didgori: The Georgian army under King David IV wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1099 First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.
Famous People Born on August 12

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Year Name
1933 Parnelli Jones, American race car driver and businessman
1933 Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (d. 2013)
1891 C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and academic (d. 1953)
1934 Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist and academic
1926 Douglas Croft, American child actor (d. 1963)
1860 Klara Hitler, Austrian mother of Adolf Hitler (d. 1907)
1922 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (d. 1987)
1922 Miloš Jakeš, Czech communist politician
1904 Idel Jakobson, Latvian-Estonian NKVD officer (d. 1997)
1950 Jim Beaver, American actor, director, and screenwriter
Famous People Deaths On August 12

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Date Name
2010 Guido de Marco, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th President of Malta (b. 1931)
2000 Gennady Lyachin, Russian captain (b. 1955)
1896 Thomas Chamberlain, American colonel (b. 1841)
875 Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 825)
1941 Bobby Peel, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1857)
1901 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish botanist, geologist, mineralogist, and explorer (b. 1832)
1982 Henry Fonda, American actor (b. 1905)
1399 Demetrius I Starshy, Prince of Trubczewsk (in battle) (b. 1327)
1295 Charles Martel, king of Hungary (b. 1271)
2010 André Kim, South Korean fashion designer (b. 1935)