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This Day in History for August 12

This Day In History1833 – The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350).

1851 – American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine.

1856 – Anthony Fass patents accordion.

1867 – US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

1898 – Hawaii is formally annexed to US.

1908 – Henry Ford’s company builds the first Model T car.

1927 – “Wings”, the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens, starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929).

1935 – Babe Ruth’s final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand.

1944 – Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating.

1955 – US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour.

1963 – Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year.

1972 – “Oh! Calcutta!” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 1316 performances.

1972 – Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.

1981 – IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 10).

1994 – 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition-SF vs Denver.

1994 – Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike.

2012 – 94th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 275 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

2013 – Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.

2015 – Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals that he has cancer.

2016 – American swimmer Katie Ledecky’s medal tally of 4 golds, 1 silver make her the most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics, highest female of Rio games and 1st swimmer to win 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at same Olympics since 1968.

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