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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

1988 : "Tucker: The Man & His Dream" debuts

Civil War
1862 : John Hunt Morgan captures a Federal garrison at Gallatin

Cold War
1961 : East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

1964 : Great Train robber escapes from prison

2000 : Russian sub sinks with 118 onboard

General Interest
1676 : King Philip's War ends
1898 : Armistice ends the Spanish-American War
1953 : Soviets test "Layer-Cake" bomb
1973 : Nicklaus sets title record
1985 : JAL air crash

1964 : James Bond creator Ian Fleming dies

1774 : English poet laureate Robert Southey is born

1939 : The Wizard of Oz movie musical premieres in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Old West
1820 : Fur trader Manuel Lisa dies

1978 : Rising NFL star paralyzed by hit

Vietnam War
1965 : Henry Cabot Lodge sworn in as Ambassador to Vietnam
1969 : VC launch new offensive

World War I
1914 : British Parliament passes Defense of the Realm Act

World War II
1938 : Hitler institutes the Mother's Cross
1941 : Roosevelt and Churchill confer, map out short- and long-term goals


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