Today in History, English
Today in History, English

91111August 12Event1969 – Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
91112August 12Event1976 – 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
91113August 12Event1977 – The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
91114August 12Event1977 – The 1977 riots in Sri Lanka, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
91115August 12Event1978 – The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China is signed.
91116August 12Event1980 – The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
91117August 12Event1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.
91118August 12Event1982 – Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
91119August 12Event1985 – Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
91120August 12Event1990 – Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
91121August 12Event1992 – Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
91122August 12Event1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
91123August 12Event2000 – The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
91124August 12Event2005 – Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
91125August 12Event2007 – The bulk carrier MV New Flame collides with the oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
91126August 12Event2012 – The closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics are held at the Olympic Stadium in London.
91127August 12Event2015 – At least two massive explosions kill 145 people and injure nearly 800 in Tianjin, China.
91128August 12Birth1503 – Christian III of Denmark (d. 1559)
91129August 12Birth1566 – Isabella Clara Eugenia Spanish wife of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (d. 1633)
91130August 12Birth1604 – Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
91131August 12Birth1644 – Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1704)
91132August 12Birth1647 – Johann Heinrich Acker, German pastor and educator (d. 1719)
91133August 12Birth1686 – John Balguy, English philosopher and author (d. 1748)
91134August 12Birth1696 – Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (d. 1755)
91135August 12Birth1720 – Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
91136August 12Birth1762 – George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
91137August 12Birth1774 – Robert Southey, English poet and author (d. 1843)
91138August 12Birth1773 – Karl Faber, Prussian historian and academic (d. 1853)
91139August 12Birth1831 – Helena Blavatsky, Russian theosophist and scholar (d. 1891)
91140August 12Birth1852 – Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (d. 1890)

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