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Today in History

August 12

Events:

1851   The sewing machine is patented by Isaac Singer

1898   The Spanish-American War comes to an end.

1908   First Model T Ford comes off the assembly line.

1960   The first communications satellite, Echo I, is launched to space.

1990   The most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex ever found is discovered in South Dakota.

Famous Birthdays:

1503   Christian III (King of Denmark and Norway)

1762   George IV (King of England)

1881   Cecil B. DeMille (Director)

1939   George Hamilton (Actor)

1971   Rebecca Gayheart (Actress)

1971   Pete Sampras (Tennis Player)

1980   Maggie Lawson (Actress plays Juliet on Psych)

Today in History Archive:

Want to know what famous people were born on your birthday? Did cool happening or historical event occur on your birthday? Select the month and the day of your birthday to see more fun and historical events and famous birthdays for that month. Look up your friend's birthdays as well. Find out something interesting on their birthday or a cool celebrity and email your friend with a fun birthday card:

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