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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 12 - The Day in History

August 12 : General Interest
1990: Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered

On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Washington anticipates British strategy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-anticipates-british-strategy

Automotive
1988 : "Tucker: The Man & His Dream" debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tucker-the-man--his-dream-debuts

Civil War
1862 : John Hunt Morgan captures a Federal garrison at Gallatin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hunt-morgan-captures-a-federal-garrison-at-gallatin

Cold War
1961 : East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/east-germany-begins-construction-of-the-berlin-wall

Crime
1964 : Great Train robber escapes from prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/great-train-robber-escapes-from-prison

Disaster
2000 : Russian sub sinks with 118 onboard
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russian-sub-sinks-with-118-onboard

General Interest
1676 : King Philip's War ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-philips-war-ends
1898 : Armistice ends the Spanish-American War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/armistice-ends-the-spanish-american-war
1953 : Soviets test "Layer-Cake" bomb
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-test-layer-cake-bomb
1973 : Nicklaus sets title record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nicklaus-sets-title-record
1985 : JAL air crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jal-air-crash

Hollywood
1964 : James Bond creator Ian Fleming dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-bond-creator-ian-fleming-dies

Literary
1774 : English poet laureate Robert Southey is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/english-poet-laureate-robert-southey-is-born

Music
1939 : The Wizard of Oz movie musical premieres in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-wizard-of-oz-movie-musical-premieres-in-oconomowoc-wisconsin

Old West
1820 : Fur trader Manuel Lisa dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fur-trader-manuel-lisa-dies

Sports
1978 : Rising NFL star paralyzed by hit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rising-nfl-star-paralyzed-by-hit

Vietnam War
1965 : Henry Cabot Lodge sworn in as Ambassador to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-cabot-lodge-sworn-in-as-ambassador-to-vietnam
1969 : VC launch new offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vc-launch-new-offensive

World War I
1914 : British Parliament passes Defense of the Realm Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-parliament-passes-defense-of-the-realm-act

World War II
1938 : Hitler institutes the Mother's Cross
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-institutes-the-mothers-cross
1941 : Roosevelt and Churchill confer, map out short- and long-term goals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-and-churchill-confer-map-out-short--and-long-term-goals


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