On This Day: August 12th
This is 225th day of the year and 141 days remain in the year.
Issac Singer patented the sewing machine.
British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery.
Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States.
A peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.
The last American combat troops left Vietnam.
In the world's worst single-aircraft disaster, a Japan Air Lines 747 crashed into Mount Osutaka, killing 520 of the 524 aboard.
The Russian military submarine, Kursk, and its crew were lost in the Barents Sea.
N.J. governor James McGreevey announced his resignation.
Notorious Boston gangster James (Whitey) Bulger was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he faced, including murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and possession of weapons.
August 12 BirthdaysGeorge IV1762–1830, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1820–30), eldest son and successor of George III.
Christy Mathewsonbaseball player
Pete Samprastennis player
Katharine Lee Batesauthor
Cecil B. De Millefilm director
Mary Roberts Rinehartnovelist
Erwin Schrödingertheoretical physicist
George Hamiltonactor, producer