Friday, 12 August 2016


Historical events that took place on the 12th of August

1831: Netherlands and Belgium signed a peace treaty

1851: The patent of the sewing machine was granted to Isaac Singer

1914: Great Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary

1928: The 9th Olympic Games closed in Amsterdam

1939: Diver Marjorie Gestring became the youngest Olympic gold medalist at 13 years and 268 days

1960: Echo 1, the 1st communications satellite was launched

1965: Elizabeth Lane became the 1st female British Supreme Court Justice

1984: 23rd Olympic Games closed in Los Angeles, California

1985: 520 people were killed after the Japanese Boeing 747SR crashed

1989: Nigerian footballer, Samuel Okwaraji died

2010: Director of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, announced plans to release the remaining Afghan War Diary documents from War in Afghanistan





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