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It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. [1]

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Abraham Zacuto

Abraham Zacuto (אברהם זכות, Abraão ben Samuel Zacuto, also Abraham ben Samuel Zacut and Abraham Zacut) (Salamanca, August 12, 1452 – Damascus, probably 1515) was a Portuguese astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal Astronomer in the 15th century to King John II of Portugal.

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Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak

Shaikh Abu al-Fazal ibn Mubarak (ابو الفضل) also known as Abu'l-Fazl, Abu'l Fadl and Abu'l-Fadl 'Allami (14 January 1551 – 12 August 1602) was the Grand vizier of the Mughal emperor Akbar, and author of the Akbarnama, the official history of Akbar's reign in three volumes, (the third volume is known as the Ain-i-Akbari) and a Persian translation of the Bible.

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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Baron Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (18 November 1832, Helsinki, Finland12 August 1901, Dalbyö in Södermanland, Sweden) was a Finnish baron, geologist, mineralogist and Arctic explorer.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Aga Muhlach

Ariel Aquino Muhlach.

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Al-Afdal Shahanshah

Al-Afdal Shahanshah (al-Afḍal Shāhanshāh; Lavendalius/Elafdalio; 1066 – December 11, 1121), born Abu al-Qasim Shahanshah ibn Badr al-Jamali and surnamed al-Malik al-Afdal ("the excellent king"), was a vizier of the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt.

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Albert Bartha

Albert Bartha de Nagyborosnyó (12 August 1877 – 2 December 1960) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence twice: in 1918 and, almost thirty years later, between 1946 and 1947.

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Albert Gallatin

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin (January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist.

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Aleksandar Đurić

Aleksandar Đurić (Александар Ђурић; born 12 August 1970) is a former professional footballer.

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Alençon

Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department.

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Alex Naumik

Alexandra Naumik (formerly Alexandra Sandøy; 12 August 1949 – 17 September 2013), better known by her stage name Alex, was a Polish-Norwegian rock and pop artist who rose to fame in the late 1970s.

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Alexandros Tzorvas

Alexandros Tzorvas (Αλέξανδρος Τζόρβας; born 12 August 1982) is a retired Greek footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for NorthEast United.

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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia

Alexei Nikolaevich (Алексе́й Никола́евич) (12 August 1904 – 17 July 1918) of the House of Romanov, was the Tsarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire.

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Alf Morris

Alfred Morris, Baron Morris of Manchester, (23 March 1928 –12 August 2012) was a British Labour Co-operative politician and disability campaigner.

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Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder

Alfonso Ferrabosco (baptized 18 January 154312 August 1588) was an Italian composer.

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Alfred Lunt

Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr. (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977) was an American stage director and actor who had a long-time professional partnership with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne.

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Amanda Redman

Amanda Jacqueline Redman, MBE (born 12 August 1957) is an English actress, known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series New Tricks (2003–13) and as Dr.

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.

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André Kim

Andre Kim (August 24, 1935 – August 12, 2010) was a South Korean fashion designer based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Andrei Agius

Andrei Agius (born 12 August 1986) is a Maltese footballer who plays for Hibernians as a central defender.

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Andrey Plotnikov

Andrey Plotnikov (Russian: Андрей Плотников, born 12 August 1967) is a Russian race walker, who won the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 1998 European Championships.

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Andy Hui

Andy Hui Chi-on (born 12 August 1967) is a Hong Kong singer and actor.

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Anthony Swofford

Anthony Swofford (born August 12, 1970) is an American writer and U.S. Marine, best known for his 2003 book Jarhead, based heavily on his accounts of various situations encountered in the Persian Gulf War.

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Antoine Walker

Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Apartheid

Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.

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Apprentice Boys of Derry

The Apprentice Boys of Derry is a Protestant fraternal society with a worldwide membership of over 10,000, founded in 1814 and based in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Approach and Landing Tests

The Approach and Landing Tests were a series of taxi and flight trials of the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, conducted in 1977 to test the vehicle's flight characteristics both on its own and when mated to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prior to the operational debut of the shuttle system.

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Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria

Not to be confused with Isabella Clara Eugenia, sovereign of the Netherlands. Isabella Clara of Austria (12 August 1629 – 24 February 1685), was a Duchess consort of Mantua, Montferrat, Nevers (until 1659), Mayenne (until 1654) and Rethel (until 1659) by marriage to Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat.

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Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Arthur Griffith

Arthur Joseph Griffith (Art Seosamh Ó Gríobhtha; 31 March 1871 – 12 August 1922) was an Irish politician and writer, who founded and later led the political party Sinn Féin.

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Artur Alliksaar

Artur Alliksaar (15 April 1923 in Tartu – 12 August 1966 in Tartu) was an Estonian poet.

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August 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

August 11 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - August 13 All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 25 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.

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August Darnell

Thomas August Darnell Browder (born August 12, 1950), known professionally as August Darnell and under the stage name Kid Creole, is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known for co-founding Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and subsequently forming and leading Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

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Austra Skujytė

Austra Skujytė (born 12 August 1979 in Biržai) is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon.

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Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy in English-language sources, was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire (the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council, or Cisleithania) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen or Transleithania) that existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The union was a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and came into existence on 30 March 1867.

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Ár nDraíocht Féin

Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc. (otherwise known simply as ADF) is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to the study and further development of modern Neodruidism.

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Édgar Morales Pérez

Édgar Morales Pérez was the mayor-elect of Matehuala, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, elected on July 1, 2012.

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Étienne Louis Geoffroy

Étienne Louis Geoffroy (October 12, 1725 – August 12, 1810) was a French entomologist and pharmacist.

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Ülar Mark

Ülar Mark (born 12 February 1968) is an Estonian architect.

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Barents Sea

The Barents Sea (Barentshavet; Баренцево море, Barentsevo More) is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.

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Battle of Ascalon

The Battle of Ascalon took place on 12 August 1099 shortly after the capture of Jerusalem, and is often considered the last action of the First Crusade.

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Battle of Didgori

The Battle of Didgori was fought between the armies of the Kingdom of Georgia and the Great Seljuq Empire at the narrow place of Didgori, 40 km west of the Tbilisi, on August 12, 1121.

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Battle of Halen

The Battle of Halen (also Haelen or the Battle of the Silver Helmets, Slag der Zilveren Helmen, Bataille des casques d'argent, because of the many cavalry helmets left behind on the battlefield by the German cuirassiers) took place on 12 August 1914 at the beginning of the First World War and was a cavalry encounter between German forces led by Georg von der Marwitz and Belgian troops led by Léon de Witte.

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Battle of Harim

The Battle of Harim (Harenc) was fought on 12 August 1164 near Artah between the forces of Nur ad-Din Zangi and a combined army from the County of Tripoli, the Principality of Antioch, the Byzantine Empire and Armenia.

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Battle of Mohács (1687)

The Second Battle of Mohács, also known as the Battle of Harsány Mountain, was fought on 12 August 1687 between the forces of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV, commanded by the Grand-Vizier Sari Süleyman Paşa, and the forces of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, commanded by Charles of Lorraine.

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Battle of the Bogside

The Battle of the Bogside was a very large communal riot that took place from 12 to 14 August 1969 in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Battle of Zonchio

The naval Battle of Zonchio (Sapienza Deniz Muharebesi, also known as the Battle of Sapienza or the First Battle of Lepanto) took place on four separate days: 12, 20, 22 and 25 August 1499.

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Belgian Revolution

The Belgian Revolution (Belgische Revolution) was the conflict which led to the secession of the southern provinces (mainly the former Southern Netherlands) from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the establishment of an independent Kingdom of Belgium.

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Ben Sealey

Benjamin James Sealey (12 August 1899 – 12 September 1963) was a West Indian cricketer whose career spanned the years 1924 to 1941.

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Benjamin Sheares

Benjamin Henry Sheares was the second President of Singapore.

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Beurs van Berlage

The Beurs van Berlage is a building on the Damrak, in the centre of Amsterdam.

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Bloody Gulch massacre

The Bloody Gulch massacre was a war crime that took place in the Korean War on August 12, 1950 in "Bloody Gulch", west of Masan, South Korea.

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Bob Buhl

Robert Ray Buhl (August 12, 1928 – February 16, 2001) was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Milwaukee Braves, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies.

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Boban Grncharov

Boban Grncharov (Бобан Грнчаров; born 12 August 1982) is a Macedonian footballer who plays as a central defender for FK Vardar.

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Bobby Peel

Robert Peel (12 February 1857 – 12 August 1941) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket for Yorkshire between 1883 and 1897.

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Boy Charlton

Andrew Murray "Boy" Charlton (12 August 1907 – 10 December 1975) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1920s and 1930s who won a gold medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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British invasions of the River Plate

The British invasions of the River Plate were a series of unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of areas in the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata that were located around the Río de la Plata in South America — in present-day Argentina and Uruguay.

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Bruce Greenwood

Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer.

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Bruce Matthews (Canadian Army officer)

Major General Albert Bruce Matthews, (August 12, 1909 – September 12, 1991) was a senior Canadian Army officer and businessman in the 1930s.

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Bryan Murray (ice hockey)

Bryan Clarence Murray (December 5, 1942 – August 12, 2017) was a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and coach.

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Bryan Pata

Bryan Sidney Pata (August 12, 1984 – November 7, 2006) was an American football defensive lineman for the Miami Hurricanes and was majoring in criminology.

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Buck Owens

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006) professionally known as Buck Owens.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.

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C. E. M. Joad

Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad (12 August 1891 – 9 April 1953) was an English philosopher and broadcasting personality.

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Calendar of saints

The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.

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Campbell Newman

Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman (born 12 August 1963) is a former Australian politician who served as the 38th Premier of Queensland from 26 March 2012 to 14 February 2015.

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Canary Islands

The Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) is a Spanish archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Morocco at the closest point.

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Cantinflas

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993), was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter and an iconic figure in Mexico and Latin America.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (born 12 August 1992) is an English model and actress.

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Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, 1st Duke of Richelieu and Fronsac (9 September 15854 December 1642), commonly referred to as Cardinal Richelieu (Cardinal de Richelieu), was a French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman.

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Casey Affleck

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director.

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Cavalry

Cavalry (from the French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.

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Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker.

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Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman (born 12 August 1928), is an Australian painter, noted for the Schoolgirl, Avonsleigh and Alice in Wonderland series of the 1950s.

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Charles Gibson (historian)

Charles Gibson (12 August 1920 - 22 August 1985, Keeseville, N.Y.) was an American ethnohistorian who wrote foundational works on the Nahua peoples of colonial Mexico and was elected President of the American Historical Association in 1977.

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Charles Martel of Anjou

Charles Martel (Martell Károly; 8 September 1271 – 12 August 1295) of the Angevin dynasty was the eldest son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary,John V.A. Fine Jr., The Late Medieval Balkans, (The University of Michigan Press, 1994), 207.

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Charles Mesure

Charles William David Mesure (born 12 August 1970) is an English Australian actor.

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Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie

Charles Henri Félicité Sapinaud de la Rairie (December 30, 1760, La Gaubretière - August 12, 1829, La Gaubretière) was a French soldier and Vendéen general during the war in the Vendée.

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Charles V, Duke of Lorraine

Charles V (Charles Léopold Nicolas Sixte; 3 April 1643 – 18 April 1690) was an Austrian statesman who was the Duke of Lorraine.

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Charlie O'Donnell

Charles John O'Donnell (August 12, 1932 – November 1, 2010) was an American radio and television announcer, primarily known for his work on game shows.

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and head of the Government of Hong Kong in China.

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Chris Chambers

Christopher J. Chambers (born August 12, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

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Christian III of Denmark

Christian III (12 August 1503 – 1 January 1559) reigned as King of Denmark from 1534 until his death, and King of Norway from 1537 until his death.

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Christie Allen

Christie Allen (born June Allen; 12 September 1954 12 August 2008) was an English-born Australian pop singer who had a successful career in Australia.

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (before 31 October 145120 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.

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Christy Mathewson

Christopher Mathewson (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925), nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", "Matty", and "The Gentleman's Hurler", was a Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed pitcher who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants.

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Cindy Klassen

Cindy Klassen, (born August 12, 1979) is a Canadian retired long track speed skater.

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII Philopator (Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ Cleopatra Philopator; 69 – August 10 or 12, 30 BC)Theodore Cressy Skeat, in, uses historical data to calculate the death of Cleopatra as having occurred on 12 August 30 BC.

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Communications satellite

A communications satellite is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a transponder; it creates a communication channel between a source transmitter and a receiver at different locations on Earth.

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Company rule in India

Company rule in India (sometimes, Company Raj, "raj, lit. "rule" in Hindi) refers to the rule or dominion of the British East India Company over parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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County of Tripoli

The County of Tripoli (1109–1289) was the last of the Crusader states.

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Crusades

The Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.

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Curtius baronets

The Curtius Baronetcy of Sweden was a title in the Baronetage of England, created on 2 April 1652 for William Curtius, "Resident to the King of Sweden".

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D. J. Houlton

Dennis Sean "D.

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Dale Bumpers

Dale Leon Bumpers (August 12, 1925 – January 1, 2016) was an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas (1971–1975) and in the United States Senate (1975–1999).

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Dallin H. Oaks

Dallin Harris Oaks (born August 12, 1932) is an American jurist, educator, and religious leader who serves as the First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis (born Daniel Mayer Cherkoss; August 12, 1927 – March 27, 2006) was an American director and producer of television and film, known among fans of horror films for his afternoon TV series Dark Shadows and TV films such as Trilogy of Terror.

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Dana Ivey

Dana Robins Ivey (born August 12, 1941) is an American actress.

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Daniel Biles

Daniel Biles (born August 12, 1952) is a Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Danny Graham (footballer)

Daniel Anthony William Graham (born 12 August 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Blackburn Rovers.

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Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul

The Company of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Societas Filiarum Caritatis a S. Vincentio de Paulo), called in English the Daughters of Charity or Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul is a Society of Apostolic Life for women within the Catholic Church.

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David Bergelson

David (or Dovid) Bergelson (דוד בערגעלסאָן) (12 August 1884 – 12 August 1952) was a Yiddish language writer.

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David IV of Georgia

David IV, also known as David the Builder (დავით აღმაშენებელი) (1073– 24 January 1125), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was a king of Georgia from 1089 until his death in 1125.

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David King (chemist)

Sir David Anthony King, FRS HonFREng (born 12 August 1939) is an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and a senior scientific adviser to UBS.

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David McLetchie

David William McLetchie CBE (6 August 1952 – 12 August 2013) was a Scottish politician, a Scottish Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian electoral region.

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Demetrius I Starshy

Dmitry I Starshy or Dmitry of Bryansk (Dmitrijus Algirdaitis, died on 12 August 1399 in the Battle of the Vorskla River) was the second eldest son of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and his first wife Maria of Vitebsk.

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Demir Demirkan

Demir Demirkan (born 12 August 1972 in Adana, Turkey) is a Turkish musician, Eurovision Song Contest winning composer, formerly guitarist for thrash metal band Mezarkabul.

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Departments of France

In the administrative divisions of France, the department (département) is one of the three levels of government below the national level ("territorial collectivities"), between the administrative regions and the commune.

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Derek Shackleton

Derek Shackleton (12 August 1924 – 28 September 2007) was a Hampshire and England bowler.

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Derry

Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland.

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Diamond Jim Brady

James Buchanan Brady (August 12, 1856 – April 13, 1917), also known as Diamond Jim Brady, was an American businessman, financier and philanthropist of the Gilded Age.

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Djibril Cissé

Djibril Cissé (born 12 August 1981) is a French footballer who plays as a striker for Swiss club Yverdon.

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Dominique Swain

Dominique Swain (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress.

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Donald Justice

Donald Justice (August 12, 1925 – August 6, 2004) was an American poet and teacher of writing.

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Dorothy E. Denning

Dorothy Elizabeth Denning, born August 12, 1945, is a US-American information security researcher known for lattice-based access control (LBAC), intrusion detection systems (IDS), and other cyber security innovations.

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Dorothy Mackaill

Dorothy Mackaill (March 4, 1903 – August 12, 1990) was a British-American actress, most notably of the silent-film era and into the early 1930s.

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Driven grouse shooting

Driven grouse shooting is the hunting of the red grouse, a field sport of the United Kingdom.

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Druid

A druid (derwydd; druí; draoidh) was a member of the high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures.

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Eddie Barlow

Edgar "Eddie" John Barlow (12 August 1940 – 30 December 2005) was a South African cricketer (an all rounder).

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Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was an American educator and internationally-known author who was one of the most renowned classicists of her era.

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Edward Pinkowski

Edward Pinkowski (born August 12, 1916) is an American writer, journalist, and historian.

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Eliphalet Remington

Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 – August 12, 1861) founded what is now known as the Remington Arms Co., L.L.C. Originally the company was known as E. Remington followed by E. Remington & Son and then E. Remington and Sons.

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Enos Slaughter

Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 27, 1916 – August 12, 2002), nicknamed "Country", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder.

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Ernestine von Kirchsberg

Ernestine von Kirchsberg (12 August 1857, Verona - 8 October 1924, Graz) was an Austrian landscape painter.

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Ernst Chain

Sir Ernst Boris Chain, FRS (19 June 1906 – 12 August 1979) was a German-born British biochemist, and a 1945 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on penicillin.

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Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961), sometimes written as or, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation (stationary and time-dependent Schrödinger equation) and revealed the identity of his development of the formalism and matrix mechanics.

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Esther Forbes

Esther Louise Forbes (June 28, 1891 – August 12, 1967) was an American novelist, historian and children's writer who received the Pulitzer Prize and the Newbery Medal.

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Euplius of Catania

Saint Euplius (Euplus) (Sant' Euplo, Sant' Euplio, ἅγιος Εὖπλος) (d. ca. AD 304) is venerated as a martyr and saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church.

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Eusebius (bishop of Milan)

Eusebius (Eusebio) was Archbishop of Milan from 449 to 462.

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Evaline Ness

Evaline Ness (April 24, 1911 – August 12, 1986) was an American commercial artist, illustrator, and author of children's books.

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Ewa Farna

Ewa Farna (born 12 August 1993) is a Polish-Czech pop-rock singer.

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ʻIolani Palace

The Iolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning with Kamehameha III under the Kamehameha Dynasty (1845) and ending with Queen Liliʻuokalani (1893) under the Kalākaua Dynasty, founded by her brother, King David Kalākaua.

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Fatimid Caliphate

The Fatimid Caliphate was an Islamic caliphate that spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

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First Crusade

The First Crusade (1095–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.

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Flag of Hawaii

The flag of the state of Hawaii (Hawaiian: Ka Hae Hawaii) is the official flag for the U.S. state of Hawaii.

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Flag of the United States

The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States.

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François Hollande

François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande (born 12 August 1954) is a French politician who served as President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 2012 to 2017.

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Francisco de Vitoria

Francisco de Vitoria (– 12 August 1546; also known as Francisco de Victoria) was a Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian, and jurist of Renaissance Spain.

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Franciscus Sonnius

Franciscus Sonnius (12 August 1506 – 30 June 1576) was a theologian during the time of the Catholic Reformation, the first bishop of 's-Hertogenbosch and later the first bishop of Antwerp.

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Franck Moutsinga

Franck Moutsinga (born 12 August 1985) is a German international rugby union player, playing for the Berliner RC in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team.

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Frederic Lindsay

Frederic Lindsay (12 August 1933 – 31 May 2013) was a Scottish crime writer, who was born in Glasgow and lived in Edinburgh.

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Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon

Major Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (12 September 1866 – 12 August 1941), was a British Liberal politician and administrator who served as Governor General of Canada, the 13th since Canadian Confederation, and as Viceroy and Governor-General of India, the country's 22nd.

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Friedhelm Schütte

Friedhelm Schütte (born 12 August 1957) is a former professional German footballer.

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Friedrich Schottky

Friedrich Hermann Schottky (24 July 1851 – 12 August 1935) was a German mathematician who worked on elliptic, abelian, and theta functions and introduced Schottky groups and Schottky's theorem.

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Fulton Mackay

William Fulton Beith Mackay (12 August 1922 – 6 June 1987) was a Scottish actor and playwright, best known for his role as prison officer Mr. Mackay in the 1970s television sitcom Porridge.

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Futatsuryū Jun'ichi

Futatsuryū Jun'ichi (双津竜 順一, born Jun'ichi Yamamoto; February 28, 1950 – August 12, 2014) was a sumo wrestler from Hokkaidō, Japan.

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Gennady Lyachin

Captain First Rank Gennady Petrovich Lyachin (Генна́дий Петро́вич Ля́чин, (1 January 1955–12 August 2000) was the commanding officer of the Russian submarine ''Kursk'' when the vessel suffered a series of explosions and sank on 12 August 2000. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation to Lyachin posthumously "For courage and heroism, during performance of sailor's duties". Lyachin was born in Sarpinsky in Volgograd Oblast. He entered the Navy in 1972 and graduated from the Higher Naval School of Submarine Navigation named for Lenin Komsomol in 1977 and was commissioned as an officer. He served as a weapons officer aboard the diesel-electric ''Juliett'' class cruise missile submarine K-58. From 1984 to 1986, as Captain 3rd Rank, he served as the executive officer of the K-77, also a Juliett Class. In 1986 he attended Advanced Special Officers' Classes during which time he was promoted to Captain 2nd Rank.

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George Hamilton (actor)

George Stevens Hamilton (born August 12, 1939) is an American film and television actor.

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George IV of the United Kingdom

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later.

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George Soros

George Soros, Hon (Soros György,; born György Schwartz; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, philanthropist, political activist and author.

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George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer.

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George Wetherill

George Wetherill (August 12, 1925 Philadelphia, PA – July 19, 2006 Washington, DC) was the Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC, USA.

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Georgia (country)

Georgia (tr) is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.

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Gerd Buchdahl

Gerd Buchdahl (12 August 1914 – 17 May 2001) was a German-English philosopher of science.

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Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557 – 12 August 1612) was an Italian composer and organist.

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Giovanni Legrenzi

Giovanni Legrenzi (baptized August 12, 1626 – May 27, 1690) was an Italian composer of opera, vocal and instrumental music, and organist, of the Baroque era.

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Gladys Bentley

Gladys Alberta Bentley (August 12, 1907 – January 18, 1960) was an American blues singer, pianist, and entertainer during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Glorious Twelfth

The Glorious Twelfth is the twelfth day of August, the start of the shooting season for red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), and to a lesser extent the ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Godfrey Hounsfield

Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, CBE, FRS, (28 August 1919 – 12 August 2004) was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography (CT).

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Godfrey of Bouillon

Godfrey of Bouillon (18 September 1060 – 18 July 1100) was a Frankish knight and one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until its conclusion in 1099.

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Governor General of Canada

The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.

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Graham J. Zellick

Graham J. Zellick CBE FRSA QC (born 12 August 1948) was Vice-Chancellor of the University of London from 1997–2003 and previously Principal of Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London from 1991–98.

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Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas (born John Gregory Thomas, 12 August 1960 in Trebanos, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh former cricketer, who played in five Tests and three ODIs for England between 1986 and 1987.

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Guido de Marco

Guido de Marco KUOM (22 July 1931 – 12 August 2010) was a Maltese politician, who served as the sixth President of Malta from 1999 to 2004.

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Guillermo Cano Isaza

Guillermo Cano Isaza (12 August 1925 – 17 December 1986) was a Colombian journalist.

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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Gunma Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region.

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Gustavs Zemgals

Gustavs Zemgals (12 August 1871, Džūkste parish, Courland Governorate – 6 January 1939) was a Latvian politician and the second President of Latvia.

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Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick

Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick (c. 1272 – 12 August 1315) was an English magnate, and one of the principal opponents of King Edward II and his favourite, Piers Gaveston.

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Guy Gibson

Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson, (12 August 1918 – 19 September 1944), was the first Commanding Officer of the Royal Air Force's No. 617 Squadron, which he led in the "Dam Busters" raid (Operation Chastise) in 1943, resulting in the destruction of two large dams in the Ruhr area of Germany.

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Gyanendra Pandey

Gyanendra Kedarnath Pandey (born 12 August 1972, in Lucknow) is a former Indian cricketer.

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Halen

Halen, formerly Haelen, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt.

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Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Hans Ekkehard Bob (24 January 1917 – 12 August 2013) was a German fighter pilot, serving with the Luftwaffe.

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Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt

Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt (born 12 August 1942 in Leerhafe, today part of Wittmund, East Frisia) is the Germany national football team doctor and current club doctor of Bayern Munich.

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Harry Hopman

Henry Christian "Harry" Hopman CBE (12 August 1906 – 27 December 1985) was a world-acclaimed Australian tennis player and coach.

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Hayley Wickenheiser

Hayley Wickenheiser (born August 12, 1978) is a Canadian former women's ice hockey player.

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (12 August 1644 (baptised) – 3 May 1704) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist.

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Helena Blavatsky

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.

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Helge Hagerup

Helge Hagerup (21 April 1933 – 12 August 2008) was a Norwegian playwright, poet and novelist.

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Hendrik Petrus Berlage

Hendrik Petrus Berlage (21 February 1856 – 12 August 1934) was a prominent Dutch architect.

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Henrik Sillem

Henrik Sillem (12 August 1866, Amsterdam – 13 July 1907, Courmayeur, Italy) was a Dutch jurist, mountaineer and sports shooter.

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Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades.

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Henry Reuterdahl

Henry Reuterdahl (August 12, 1870 – December 21, 1925) was a Swedish-American painter highly acclaimed for his nautical artwork.

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Henry Tuilagi

Enele "Henry" Tuilagi (born 12 August 1976) is a Samoan rugby union footballer.

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Herculanus of Brescia

Saint Herculanus of Brescia (died ca. 550 AD) was a bishop of Brescia.

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Hong Jeong-ho

Hong Jeong-ho (or; born 12 August 1989) is a Korean football player who plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, known for being strong yet very fast for a central defender.

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Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.

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Ian Hutchinson (motorcyclist)

Ian Hutchinson (born 12 August 1979 in Bingley, West Yorkshire) is an English professional motorcycle road racer specialising in events held on closed public roads like the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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Ibolya Dávid

Ibolya Dávid born Baja, Hungary, 1954 is a Hungarian lawyer, politician, she was the president of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) between 1999-2010.

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Idel Jakobson

Idel Jakobson (12 August 1904 in Jēkabpils, Latvia – 12 September 1997 in Tallinn, Estonia) was a Jewish NKVD Officer.

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Ilghazi

Najm ad-Din Ilghazi ibn Artuq (died November 8, 1122) was the Turkmen Artukid ruler of Mardin from 1107 to 1122.

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International Youth Day

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.

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Ioan Dicezare

Ioan Dicezare (August 12, 1916, Bucharest – August 10, 2012, Bucharest Claudiu Pacearcă,, libertatea.ro, 10 August 2012, accessed 2012-08-10) was a leading Romanian fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II.

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Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi; Isole Ionie) are a group of islands in Greece.

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Isaac Bonewits

Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits (October 1, 1949 – August 12, 2010) was an American Druid who published a number of books on the subject of Neopaganism and magic.

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Isaac Singer

Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and businessman.

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Isabella Escobar

Isabella Escobar (born 12 August 1992) is a Guatemalan tennis player.

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Jaakko Hintikka

Kaarlo Jaakko Juhani Hintikka (12 January 1929 – 12 August 2015) was a Finnish philosopher and logician.

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Jacinto Benavente

Jacinto Benavente y Martínez (12 August 1866 – 14 July 1954) was one of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century.

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Jack Delano

Jack Delano (August 1, 1914 – August 12, 1997) was an American photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and a composer noted for his use of Puerto Rican folk material.

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Jacob Loko

Jacob Loko (born 12 August 1992) is an Australian rugby league player who plays for the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.

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Jacques Tits

Jacques Tits (born 12 August 1930 in Uccle) is a Belgium-born French mathematician who works on group theory and incidence geometry, and who introduced Tits buildings, the Tits alternative, and the Tits group.

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James B. Sumner

James Batcheller Sumner (November 19, 1887 – August 12, 1955) was an American chemist.

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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.

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Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baronne de Chantal; 28 January 1572 – 13 December 1641) is a Roman Catholic saint, who founded a religious order after the death of her husband.

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Jane Wyatt

Jane Waddington Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was an American actress.

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Japan Airlines Flight 123

was a scheduled domestic Japan Airlines passenger flight from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Osaka International Airport, Japan.

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Javier Chevantón

Ernesto Javier Chevantón Espinosa (born August 12, 1980) is a former Uruguayan footballer, who last played for Uruguayan Primera División side Liverpool as a forward.

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Jænberht

Jænberht (died 792) was a medieval monk, and later the abbot, of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury who was named Archbishop of Canterbury in 765.

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Jürgen Dehmel

Jürgen Dehmel (born 12 August 1958, Berlin, Germany) is a German bass player and songwriter.

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Jean Cabannes

Jean Cabannes (b. Marseille August 12, 1885 – d. Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer October 31, 1959) was a French physicist specialising in optics.

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Jean Drapeau

Jean Drapeau, (18 February 1916 – 12 August 1999) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as mayor of Montreal from 1954 to 1957 and 1960 to 1986.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist.

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Jean-Paul L'Allier

Jean-Paul L'Allier (August 12, 1938 – January 5, 2016) was a Quebec politician, a two-term Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA) and the 38th mayor of Quebec City.

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Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

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Jerry Grant

Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Grant (January 23, 1935 – August 12, 2012) was a driver in the USAC Championship Car series.

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Jesinta Franklin

Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell) (born 12 August 1991) is an Australian TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder.

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Jesper Grønkjær

Jesper Grønkjær (born 12 August 1977) is a former Danish professional footballer.

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Jim Beaver

James Norman Beaver Jr. (born August 12, 1950) is an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian.

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Jim Schlossnagle

Jim Schlossnagle (born August 12, 1970) is the head baseball coach at TCU.

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Jimmy Carr (American football)

James Henry Carr (March 25, 1933 – August 13, 2012) was an American football player who played nine seasons for the Chicago Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL).

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Joe 4

Joe 4 (warhead name: RDS-6s (Reaktivnyi Dvigatel Specialnyi; Special Jet Engine)) was an American nickname for the first Soviet test of a thermonuclear weapon on August 12, 1953, that detonated with a force equivalent to 400 kilotons of TNT.

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Joe Besser

Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian and musician, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters.

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Joe Jones (singer)

Joseph Charles "Joe" Jones (August 12, 1926 – November 27, 2005) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger, who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Joe Kubert

Joseph "Joe" Kubert (September 18, 1926 – August 12, 2012) was a Polish-born American comic book artist, art teacher, and founder of The Kubert School.

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Johannes Althusius

Johannes Althusius (c. 1563 – August 12, 1638).

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John Alderman

John Alderman was a praying Indian who shot and killed the rebellious Native American leader Metacomet in 1676, while taking part in a punitive expedition led by Captain Benjamin Church.

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John Balguy

John Balguy (August 12, 1686 – September 21, 1748) was an English divine and philosopher.

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John Cage

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer and music theorist.

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John Cazale

John Holland Cazale (August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was an American actor.

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John Derek

John Derek (born Derek Delevan Harris; August 12, 1926 – May 22, 1998) was an American actor, director and photographer.

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John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune (1801–1851), previously John Elliot Drinkwater, a barrister and law member of the Governor-General's Council, was an Anglo-Indian lawyer and a pioneer in promoting women's education in 19th-century India.

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John Holt (cricketer)

John Kenneth Constantine Holt (known as J. K. Holt junior) (August 12, 1923, Kingston, Jamaica – June 3, 1997, Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 17 Tests between 1954 and 1959.

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John Loder (sound engineer)

John F. Loder (7 April 1946 – 12 August 2005) was an English sound engineer, record producer and founder of Southern Studios, as well as a former member of EXIT and co-founder of the Southern Records distribution company with his wife Sue.

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John McDermott (golfer)

John J. McDermott Jr. (August 12, 1891 – August 1, 1971) was the first U.S.-born golfer to win the U.S. Open, in 1911 and 1912, and he remains the youngest player to win the event, at age 19, as well as the second youngest to win any of golf's four major tournaments after Young Tom Morris.

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John Philip Holland

John Philip Holland (Seán Pilib Ó hUallacháin/Ó Maolchalann) (24 February 184112 August 1914) was an Irish-American engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, Holland 1.

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John Scott (organist)

John Gavin Scott, LVO (18 June 1956 – 12 August 2015) was an English organist and choirmaster who reached the highest levels of his profession on both sides of the Atlantic.

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John Williams (motorcyclist)

John Williams (born 27 May 1946 – 12 August 1978) was an English motorcycle short-circuit road racer who also entered selected Grands Prix on the near-continent.

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Jonathan Coachman

Jonathan William Coachman (born August 12, 1972), also known as "The Coach", is an American sports interviewer, analyst and professional wrestling personality currently signed to WWE as a color commentator on the Raw brand, where he was previously the interim General Manager.

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Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, (5 April 182710 February 1912), known between 1883 and 1897 as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.

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Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944) was a United States Navy lieutenant.

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Juan Pedro de Miguel

Juan Pedro de Miguel Rubio (January 13, 1958 – August 12, 2016) was a Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Juhan Simm

Juhan Simm (in Kivilõppe – 20 December 1959 in Tartu) was an Estonian composer.

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Julio Urías

Julio César Urías Acosta (born August 12, 1996) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Kanagaratnam Sriskandan

Kanagaratnam Sriskandan (12 August 1930 – 21 April 2010) was a Sri Lankan born British engineer and civil servant.

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Kansas Supreme Court

The Kansas Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the state of Kansas.

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Karl Faber

Karl Peter Andreas Faber (12 August 1773 – 19 January 1853) was a Prussian archivist and historian.

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Karl Stefanovic

Karl Stefanovic (born 12 August 1974) is an Australian Gold Logie-winning television presenter.

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Karl Ziegler

Karl Waldemar Ziegler (November 26, 1898 – August 12, 1973) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers.

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Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter.

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Kōji Kitao

Kōji Kitao (born August 12, 1963) is a former sumo wrestler and professional wrestler, born in Mie, Japan.

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Keith Murdoch

Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch (12 August 1885 – 4 October 1952) was an Australian journalist and the father of Rupert Murdoch, the current CEO and Chairman of News Corp.

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Kerry Boustead

Kerry Boustead (born 12 August 1959) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s.

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King Philip's War

King Philip's War (sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, Pometacomet's Rebellion, or Metacom's Rebellion) was an armed conflict in 1675–78 between American Indian inhabitants of the New England region of North America versus New England colonists and their Indian allies.

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Kjell Grede

Kjell Birger Grede (12 August 1936 – 15 December 2017) was a Swedish film director.

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Dirk Jan Klaas "Klaas-Jan" Huntelaar (born 12 August 1983), nicknamed The Hunter, is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax and the Netherlands national team.

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Klara Hitler

Klara Hitler (née Pölzl; 12 August 1860 – 21 December 1907) was the mother of Adolf Hitler.

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Klaus Toppmöller

Klaus Toppmöller (born 12 August 1951) is a former football player and the coach of Georgia national football team from 2006 to 1 April 2008.

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Kléber Giacomance de Souza Freitas

Kléber Giacomazzi de Souza Freitas (born 12 August 1983), known simply as Kléber, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward and striker for Coritiba.

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization.

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Kongō Masahiro

Kongō Masahiro (18 November 1948 - 12 August 2014) was a former sumo wrestler from Hokkaidō, Japan.

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Korean People's Army

The Korean People's Army (KPA) is an institution of the Workers' Party of Korea, and constitutes the de facto military force of North Korea.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).

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Kursk submarine disaster

The Kursk submarine disaster, the sinking of the (Russian: Project 949A Антей) ''Kursk'', took place during the first major Russian naval exercise in more than ten years, in the Barents Sea on 12 August 2000, killing all 118 personnel on board.

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Kyle Arrington

Kyle Chandler Arrington Sr. (born August 12, 1986) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent.

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Kyu Sakamoto

was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō" (known as "Sukiyaki" in English-speaking markets), which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies.

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L. M. Kit Carson

Lewis Minor "Kit" Carson (August 12, 1941 – October 20, 2014), was an American actor, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks.

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Laurent Fignon

Laurent Patrick Fignon (12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989.

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Lebanese Civil War

The Lebanese Civil War (الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية – Al-Ḥarb al-Ahliyyah al-Libnāniyyah) was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon, lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulting in an estimated 120,000 fatalities.

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Lee Freedman

David Lee Freedman (born 12 August 1956) is an Australian thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

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Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček (baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher.

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Les Paul

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

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Leung Chun-ying

Leung Chun-ying, GBM, JP (born 12 August 1954), also known as CY Leung, is a Hong Kong politician.

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Li Gu (Later Zhou)

Li Gu (李穀) (903History of Song, vol. 262.-August 12, 960Xu Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 1..), courtesy name Weizhen (惟珍), formally the Duke of Zhao (趙公), was an official of the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period states Later Tang, Later Jin, Later Han, and Later Zhou, as well as (briefly) the Khitan Liao Dynasty and Song Dynasty.

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Li Jing (Southern Tang)

Li Jing (李璟, later changed to 李景) (916Old History of the Five Dynasties, vol. 134. – August 12, 961Xu Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 2..), originally Xu Jingtong (徐景通), briefly Xu Jing (徐璟) in 937–939, courtesy name Boyu (伯玉), also known by his temple name Yuanzong (元宗), was the second ruler (sometimes called Zhongzhu (中主, "Middle Ruler")) of imperial China's Southern Tang state during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

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Linde Lindström

Mikko Viljami Lindström (born 12 August 1976), more commonly known as "Linde", is a Finnish musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

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List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka

The Chief Minister of Karnataka is the chief executive of the south Indian state of Karnataka.

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List of Governors of Arkansas

The Governor of Arkansas is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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List of mayors of Quebec City

The Mayor of Quebec has been the highest elected official of the Quebec City government since the incorporation of the city in 1832.

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List of Prime Ministers of Nepal

The position of Prime Minister of Nepal (नेपालको प्रधानमन्त्री; Nēpālakō pradhānamantrī) in modern form was called by different names at different times of Nepalese history.

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List of Vice Presidents of Indonesia

This is a list of Vice-Presidents of Indonesia.

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Loire (department)

Loire (Lêre; Léger) is a department in the east-central part of France occupying the River Loire's upper reaches.

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Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

The Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (/lɛfˈtɛnənt/) is the British monarch's personal representative in the county of Lincolnshire.

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Loretta Young

Loretta Young (born Gretchen Young; January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress.

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Lou Martin

Louis Michael "Lou" Martin (12 August 1949 – 17 August 2012) was a piano and organ player from Belfast, Northern Ireland, most famous for his work with the London-based band Killing Floor, and with fellow Irish musician Rory Gallagher.

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Louis II of Italy

Louis II, sometimes called the Younger (825 – 12 August 875), was the King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor from 844, co-ruling with his father Lothair I until 855, after which he ruled alone.

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Louis XIII of France

Louis XIII (27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643) was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1610 to 1643 and King of Navarre (as Louis II) from 1610 to 1620, when the crown of Navarre was merged with the French crown.

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Louise de Marillac

Louise de Marillac, also Louise Le Gras (August 12, 1591 – March 15, 1660) was the co-founder, with Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity.

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Luna (singer)

Park Sun-young (born August 12, 1993), better known by her stage name Luna, is a South Korean singer, actress and host.

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Maggie Lawson

Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Manfred Winkelhock

Manfred Winkelhock (6 October 1951 – 12 August 1985) was a German racing driver.

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Manoa Vosawai

Manoa Vosawai (born 12 August 1983 in Suva, Fiji) is an Italian rugby union player.

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Margaret Burbidge

Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (née Peachey), FRS (born August 12, 1919 in Davenport) is a British-born American astrophysicist, noted for original research and holding many administrative posts, including Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

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Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli Barwuah (born Mario Barwuah; 12 August 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Italy national team.

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Marion Lorne

Marion Lorne MacDougal or MacDougall (sources differ) (August 12, 1883 – May 9, 1968), known professionally as Marion Lorne, was an American actress of stage, film, and television.

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Mark Gruenwald

Mark Eugene Gruenwald (June 18, 1953 – August 12, 1996) was an American comic book writer, editor, and occasional penciler known for his long association with Marvel Comics.

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Mark Iuliano

Mark Iuliano (born 12 August 1973) is an Italian football manager and a former professional footballer who played as defender.

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Mark Kinsella

Mark Anthony Kinsella (born 12 August 1972) is an Irish football manager and former player, currently in charge of Drogheda United after previously being the assistant manager.

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Mark Knopfler

Mark Freuder Knopfler, (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.

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Mark Priest

Mark Wellings Priest (born 12 August 1961, Greymouth, West Coast) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 18 ODIs from 1990 to 1998.

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Martha Hedman

Martha Hedman (August 12, 1883 – June 20, 1974) was a Swedish-American stage actress popular on the Broadway stage.

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Martin Zurawsky

Martin Zurawsky (born 12 August 1990 in Lauchhammer) is a German footballer who currently plays for FSV Union Fürstenwalde.

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Marvin Zeegelaar

Marvin Romeo Kwasie Zeegelaar (born 12 August 1990) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for English club Watford as a left back or a left midfielder.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie,Keating, H.R.F., The Bedside Companion to Crime.

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Matt Clement

Matthew Paul Clement (born August 12, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher.

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Matt Gillett

Matthew Gillett (born 12 August 1988), is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.

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Matt Thiessen

Matthew Arnold "Matt" Thiessen (born August 12, 1980) is a Canadian-American musician, singer and songwriter known for being co-founder, lead singer, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter for the Christian rock band Relient K. With Relient K, he has released eight full-length albums, including three that were certified Gold, and three that peaked in the top twenty on the ''Billboard'' 200.

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Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt (born 12 August 1999) is a Dutch professional football player who plays for AFC Ajax as a centre-back.

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Maurice Fernandes

Maurius Pacheco "Maurice" Fernandes, (12 August 1897 – 8 May 1981) was a West Indian Test cricketer who played first-class cricket for British Guiana between 1922 and 1932.

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Maurice Greene (composer)

Maurice Greene (12 August 1696 – 1 December 1755) was an English composer and organist.

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Mayor of Montreal

The Mayor of Montreal is head of the executive branch of the Montreal City Council.

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Mercalli intensity scale

The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic intensity scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.

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Merv Griffin

Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host and media mogul.

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Meshulim Feish Lowy

Meshulim Feish Segal Lowy II (משולם פייש סג"ל לאווי, Magyarized: Lőwy Ferencz; 11 April 1921 – 12 August 2015) was the fourth Grand Rebbe of the Tosh Hasidic dynasty.

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Metacomet

Metacomet (1638–1676), also known as Metacom and by his adopted English name King Philip,, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

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Michael Hagan

Michael Hagan (born 12 August 1964) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player.

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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director.

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Michael J. McGivney

Michael Joseph McGivney (August 12, 1852 – August 14, 1890) was an American Catholic priest based in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd (August 12, 1915 – December 23, 2007) was an American film and stage choreographer, dancer and actor, whose career spanned five decades, and staged some of the leading Broadway and film musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Mike O'Neill (baseball)

Michael Joyce "Mike" O'Neill (5 October 1877 – 12 August 1959) was a starting pitcher and left fielder in Major League Baseball.

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Mike Wieringo

Michael Lance "Mike" Wieringo (June 24, 1963 – August 12, 2007), who sometimes signed his work under the name Ringo, was an American comics artist best known for his work on DC Comics' The Flash and Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four.

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Mikhail Kamensky

Count Mikhail Fedotovich Kamensky (Михаи́л Федо́тович Каме́нский; 19 May 1738 – 12 August 1809) was a Russian Field Marshal prominent in the Catherinian wars and the Napoleonic campaigns.

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Military exercise

A military exercise or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.

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Miloš Jakeš

Miloš Jakeš (born August 12, 1922) is a retired Czech communist politician.

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Minister of Defence (Hungary)

The Minister of Defence of Hungary (Magyarország honvédelmi minisztere) is a member of the Hungarian cabinet and the head of the Ministry of Defence.

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Minister of Justice (Hungary)

The Minister of Justice of Hungary (Magyarország igazságügyi minisztere) is a member of the Hungarian cabinet and the head of the Ministry of Justice.

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Mohammad Hatta

Mohammad Hatta (12 August 1902 – 14 March 1980) was Indonesia's first vice president, later also serving as the country's prime minister.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

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Mount Osutaka

is a mountain in Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

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Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (12 August 1924 – 17 August 1988) was a Pakistani four-star general who served as the 6th President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, after declaring martial law in 1977.

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Muiredach of Killala

Saint Muiredach mac Echdach, also known as Murtagh, was the founding Bishop of Killala, Ireland in the 6th century.

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Natura Artis Magistra

Artis, short for Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for "Nature is the teacher of the arts"), is a zoo in the centre of Amsterdam.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Nazism

National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.

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Night of the Murdered Poets

The Night of the Murdered Poets (Delo Yevreyskogo antifashistskogo komiteta "Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee affair"; הרוגי מלכות פונעם ראטנפארבאנד Harugey malkus funem Ratnfarband, "Soviet Union Martyrs") was an execution of thirteen Soviet Jews in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, Soviet Union on August 12, 1952.

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Nikolai Triik

Nikolai Voldemar Triik (7 August 1884, Tallinn – 12 August 1940, Tallinn) was an Estonian Modernist painter, graphic artist, printmaker and professor.

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NKVD

The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Народный комиссариат внутренних дел, Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del), abbreviated NKVD (НКВД), was the interior ministry of the Soviet Union.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").

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Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

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Norris McWhirter

Norris Dewar McWhirter (12 August 192519 April 2004) was a British writer, political activist, co-founder of The Freedom Association, and a television presenter.

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North American Free Trade Agreement

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA; Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, TLCAN; French: Accord de libre-échange nord-américain, ALÉNA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.

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Novgorod Republic

The Novgorod Republic (p; Новгородскаѧ землѧ / Novgorodskaję zemlę) was a medieval East Slavic state from the 12th to 15th centuries, stretching from the Baltic Sea to the northern Ural Mountains, including the city of Novgorod and the Lake Ladoga regions of modern Russia.

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Nuclear weapons testing

Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons.

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Nur ad-Din (died 1174)

Nūr ad-Dīn Abū al-Qāsim Maḥmūd ibn ʿImād ad-Dīn Zengī (February 1118 – 15 May 1174), often shortened to his laqab Nur ad-Din (نور الدين, "Light of the Faith"), was a member of the Oghuz Turkish Zengid dynasty which ruled the Syrian province of the Seljuk Empire.

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Oliver Crawford

Oliver Crawford (August 12, 1917 – September 24, 2008) was an American screenwriter and author who overcame the Hollywood blacklist during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s to become one of the entertainment industry's most successful television writers.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه,, literally The Exalted Ottoman State; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire"The Ottoman Empire-also known in Europe as the Turkish Empire" or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.

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Palestinians

The Palestinian people (الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha‘b al-Filasṭīnī), also referred to as Palestinians (الفلسطينيون, al-Filasṭīniyyūn, פָלַסְטִינִים) or Palestinian Arabs (العربي الفلسطيني, al-'arabi il-filastini), are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries, including Jews and Samaritans, and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab.

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Pam Kilborn

Pamela Kilborn-Ryan, AM, MBE (born 12 August 1939) is an Australian former athlete who set world records as a hurdler.

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Panagiotis Chinofotis

Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis (Παναγιώτης Χηνοφώτης, also transliterated Panayiotis Khinofotis, born 12 August 1949) is a retired Hellenic Navy officer, who served as the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff from 2005 to 2007.

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Parnelli Jones

Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones (born August 12, 1933 in Texarkana, Arkansas) is a retired American racing driver and race car owner.

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Pat Metheny

Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

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Pauline Maier

Pauline Alice Maier (née Rubbelke; April 27, 1938 – August 12, 2013) was a revisionist historian of the American Revolution, though her work also addressed the late colonial period and the history of the United States after the end of the Revolutionary War.

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Pedro Collins

Pedro Tyrone Collins (born August 12, 1976, in Boscobelle, St. Peter, Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer.

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Percy Mayfield

Percy Mayfield (August 12, 1920 – August 11, 1984) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer with a smooth vocal style.

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Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven

General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (171412 August 1778), styled Lord Willoughby de Eresby from 1715 to 1723 and Marquess of Lindsey from 1735 to 1742 was the son of Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven.

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Perseids

The Perseids are prolific meteor showers associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle.

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Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American retired tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

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Peter Krause

Peter William Krause (born August 12, 1965) is an American television and film actor.

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Philippe de Champaigne

Philippe de Champaigne (26 May 1602 – 12 August 1674) was a Brabançon-born French Baroque era painter, a major exponent of the French school.

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Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque

Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Hauteclocque (22 November 1902 – 28 November 1947) was a French general during the Second World War.

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Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver and is a coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

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Pope Innocent XI

Pope Innocent XI (Innocentius XI; 16 May 1611 – 12 August 1689), born Benedetto Odescalchi, ruled from 21 September 1676 to his death.

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Pope Sixtus IV

Pope Sixtus IV (21 July 1414 – 12 August 1484), born Francesco della Rovere, was Pope from 9 August 1471 to his death in 1484.

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Porcarius

Porcarius (died c. 732), known as Saint-Porchaire in French, was a Benedictine abbot who governed the Abbey of Lérins, off the coast of the French Riviera, (now known as Île de Saint-Honorat, as the monastery was founded by Honoratus of Arles) at a time when the monastery included over 500 monks.

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Porter Wagoner

Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was an American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour.

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Praying Indian

Praying Indian is a 17th-century term referring to Native Americans of New England, New York, Ontario, and Quebec who converted to Christianity.

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Premier of Queensland

The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland.

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Premier of Saskatchewan

The Premier of Saskatchewan is the first minister for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

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President of Dáil Éireann

The President of Dáil Éireann was the leader of the revolutionary Irish Republic of 1919–1921.

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President of France

The President of the French Republic (Président de la République française) is the executive head of state of France in the French Fifth Republic.

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President of Latvia

The President of Latvia (Latvijas Valsts prezidents, literally "State President"), is head of state and commander-in-chief of the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Latvia.

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President of Malta

The President of Malta (President ta' Malta) is the constitutional head of state of Malta.

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President of Pakistan

The President of Pakistan (صدر مملکت پاکستان —), is the ceremonial head of state of Pakistan and a figurehead who represents the "unity of the Republic." in Chapter 1: The President, Part III: The Federation of Pakistan in the Constitution of Pakistan.

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President of Singapore

The President of the Republic of Singapore is the country's head of state.

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Prince Moriyoshi

(1308 – August 12, 1335) was a Japanese prince and monk.

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Principality of Antioch

The Principality of Antioch was one of the crusader states created during the First Crusade which included parts of modern-day Turkey and Syria.

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Project Echo

Project Echo was the first passive communications satellite experiment.

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Public holidays in Russia

The following is the list of official public holidays recognized by the Government of Russia.

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Pyotr Boborykin

Pyotr Dmitryevich Boborykin (Пётр Дми́триевич Боборы́кин; – 12 August 1921) was a Russian writer, playwright, and journalist.

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Quagga

The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of plains zebra that lived in South Africa until the 19th century.

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Radclyffe Hall

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author.

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Réjean Ducharme

Réjean Ducharme (August 12, 1941 – August 21, 2017) was a Canadian novelist and playwright who resided in Montreal.

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Rebecca Gayheart

Rebecca Gayheart (born August 12, 1971) is an American fashion model and television and film actress.

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Regilio Tuur

Regilio Benito Tuur (born 12 August 1967) is a former boxer from The Netherlands, who was WBO Junior Lightweight champion.

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Remington Arms

Remington Arms Company, LLC is an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition in the United States.

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Republic of Hawaii

The Republic of Hawaii was the formal name of the nation of Hawaiokinai between July 4, 1894, when the Provisional Government of Hawaii ended, and August 12, 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory of the United States.

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Republic of Venice

The Republic of Venice (Repubblica di Venezia, later: Repubblica Veneta; Repùblica de Venèsia, later: Repùblica Vèneta), traditionally known as La Serenissima (Most Serene Republic of Venice) (Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia; Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta), was a sovereign state and maritime republic in northeastern Italy, which existed for a millennium between the 8th century and the 18th century.

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Rhône (department)

Rhône (Rôno) is a French department located in the central Eastern region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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Rhône-et-Loire

Rhône-et-Loire was a department of France whose prefecture (capital) was Lyon.

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Richard L. Bare

Richard Leland Bare (August 12, 1913 – March 28, 2015) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter of television shows and short films.

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Richie Hayward

Richard "Richie" Hayward (February 6, 1946 – August 12, 2010) was an American drummer best known as a founding member and drummer in the band Little Feat.

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Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway (born August 12, 1949) is a mountaineer and adventurer, who during his career has also been an environmentalist, writer, filmmaker and businessman.

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Rob Borbidge

Robert Edward Borbidge (born 12 August 1954) is a former Australian politician who served as the 35th Premier of Queensland from 1996 to 1998.

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Robert Robinson (broadcaster)

Robert Henry Robinson (17 December 1927 – 12 August 2011) was an English radio and television presenter, game show host, journalist and author.

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Robert Southey

Robert Southey (or 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the "Lake Poets" along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England's Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843.

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Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, (18 June 1769 – 12 August 1822), usually known as Lord Castlereagh, which is derived from his courtesy title Viscount Castlereagh,The name Castlereagh derives from the baronies of Castlereagh (or Castellrioughe) and Ards, in which the manors of Newtownards and Comber were located.

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Robin Nicholson (metallurgist)

Sir Robin Buchanan Nicholson, FRS, FREng (born 12 August 1934 Warwickshire England) was a university and then industrial metallurgist, who served as Chief Scientific Adviser, Cabinet Office, from 1983 to 1985.

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Ron Mael

Ronald David "Ron" Mael (born August 12, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, composer and record producer.

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Ross McWhirter

Alan Ross McWhirter (12 August 1925 – 27 November 1975) was, with his twin brother, Norris, the co-founder of The Guinness Book of Records and a contributor to Record Breakers.

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Roy Hay (musician)

Roy Ernest Hay (born 12 August 1961, Southend, Essex, England) is the guitarist-keyboardist with Culture Club, a band of the 1980s fronted by Boy George.

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Roy Romanow

Roy John Romanow, (born August 12, 1939) is a Canadian politician and the 12th Premier of Saskatchewan (1991–2001).

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Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria

Rudolf I of Bavaria, called "the Stammerer" (Rudolf der Stammler; 4 October 1274 – 12 August 1319), a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty, was Duke of Bavaria and Count Palatine of the Rhine from 1294 until 1317.

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Russia

Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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Russian Navy

The Russian Navy (r, lit. Military-Maritime Fleet of the Russian Federation) is the naval arm of the Russian Armed Forces.

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Ruth Lowe

Ruth Lowe (August 12, 1914 – January 4, 1981) was a Canadian pianist and songwriter.

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Sakuma Shōzan

sometimes called Sakuma Zōzan, was a Japanese politician and scholar of the Edo period.

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Salvador Sánchez

Salvador Sánchez Narváez (January 26, 1959 – August 12, 1982) was a Mexican boxer born in the town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Estado de México.

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Sam Hoare (rugby league, born 1991)

Samuel Hoare (born 12 August 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League.

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Samuel Fuller

Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1912 – October 30, 1997) was an American screenwriter, novelist, and film director known for low-budget, understated genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system.

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Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre

The Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre was a Nazi German war crime committed in the hill village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema in Tuscany, Italy, in the course of an operation against the Italian resistance movement during the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires

Jacques de Liniers (July 25, 1753 – August 26, 1810) was a French officer in the Spanish military service, and a viceroy of the Spanish colonies of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.

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Sándor Bródy (writer)

Sándor Bródy (June 23, 1863 in Eger – August 12, 1924 in Budapest) was a Hungarian author and journalist.

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Scientology

Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices launched in May 1952 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86).

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Scientology holidays

Holidays, commemorations and observances in the Church of Scientology include the following.

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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior, high-ranking official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Seljuq dynasty

The Seljuq dynasty, or Seljuqs (آل سلجوق Al-e Saljuq), was an Oghuz Turk Sunni Muslim dynasty that gradually became a Persianate society and contributed to the Turco-Persian tradition in the medieval West and Central Asia.

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Sewing machine

A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread.

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Sid Bernstein

Sidney Bernstein (August 12, 1918 – August 21, 2013) was an American music producer and promoter.

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Sidath Wettimuny

Sidath Wettimuny is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played Test cricket and One Day Internationals as an opening batsman from 1982 to 1987.

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Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah (born 12 August 1948) is an Indian politician and was the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka from 2013 to 2018.

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Siege of Tel al-Zaatar

The siege of Tel al-Zaatar (حصار تل الزعتر) was an armed siege of Tel al-Zaatar (Hill of Tyme), a fortified, UNRWA-administered refugee camp housing Palestinian refugees in northeastern Beirut.

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Sir Mix-a-Lot

Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an American rapper and recording producer.

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Sirikit

Sirikit (สิริกิติ์;;; born Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (สิริกิติ์ กิติยากร) on 12 August 1932) is the queen mother of Thailand.

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Soros Fund Management

Soros Fund Management, LLC is a private American investment management firm.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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South Dakota

South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Southern Studios

Southern Studios is a recording studio in the Wood Green area of London.

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Soviet atomic bomb project

The Soviet atomic bomb project (Russian: Советский проект атомной бомбы, Sovetskiy proyekt atomnoy bomby) was the classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas (Στέφανος Τσιτσιπάς; Russian: Стефанос Циципас; born 12 August 1998) is a professional tennis player from Greece and the current Greek No.

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Stephen Lewis (actor)

Stephen Lewis (17 December 1926 – 12 August 2015), credited early in his career as Stephen Cato, was an English actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and playwright.

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Stuart Williams (cricketer)

Stuart Clayton Williams (born August 12, 1969) is a former West Indian cricketer.

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Sue (dinosaur)

Sue is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found at over 90% recovered by bulk.

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Sue Hendrickson

Susan Hendrickson (born December 2, 1949) is an American paleontologist.

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Sunye

Min Sun-ye (Korean: 민선예, born August 12, 1989), also known as Sunye or Sun (stylized as SunYe), is a South Korean missionary and former singer and actress (on hiatus).

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Sushil Koirala

Sushil Koirala (Nepali: सुशील कोइराला; 12 August 1939 – 9 February 2016) was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 11 February 2014 to 10 October 2015.

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Takanohana Kōji

is a Japanese former sumo wrestler.

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Tamás Lossonczy

Tamás Lossonczy (12 August 1904 – 3 November 2009) was a Hungarian abstract painter born in Budapest.

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Tamils

The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, Tamilans, or simply Tamils, are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union territory of Puducherry, or the Northern, Eastern Province and Puttalam District of Sri Lanka.

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Tedd Pierce

Edward Stacey "Tedd" Pierce III (August 12, 1906, Quogue, NY – February 19, 1972, Los Angeles, CA) was a writer of American animated cartoons, principally from the mid-1930s to the late 1950s.

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Ten Days' Campaign

The Ten Days' Campaign (Tiendaagse Veldtocht, Campagne des Dix-Jours) was a failed military expedition by the United Kingdom of the Netherlands against the secessionist Kingdom of Belgium between 2 and 12 August 1831.

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Teo Gheorghiu

Teo Gheorghiu is a Swiss-Canadian pianist and actor, born on August 12, 1992 in Männedorf in Canton of Zürich, Switzerland from Romanian and Canadian parents.

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Tereza de Arriaga

Tereza de Arriaga, (Belém, Lisbon, 5 February 1915 – 12 August 2013) was a Portuguese painter.

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Terry Nutkins

Terence "Terry" Paul Nutkins (12 August 1946 – 6 September 2012) was an English naturalist, television presenter and author.

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Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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The Kubert School

The Kubert School, formerly the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art or Joe Kubert School, located in Dover, New Jersey, is a three-year technical school that teaches the principles of sequential art and the particular craft of the comics industry as well as commercial illustration.

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Theodor Burchardi

Theodor Burchardi (14 May 1892 – 12 August 1983) was an Admiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

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Thermonuclear weapon

A thermonuclear weapon is a second-generation nuclear weapon design using a secondary nuclear fusion stage consisting of implosion tamper, fusion fuel, and spark plug which is bombarded by the energy released by the detonation of a primary fission bomb within, compressing the fuel material (tritium, deuterium or lithium deuteride) and causing a fusion reaction.

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Thomas Chamberlain (soldier)

Thomas Davee Chamberlain (April 29, 1841 – August 12, 1896) was the Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War, the brother of Union general Joshua L. Chamberlain, the Colonel of the 20th Maine Infantry.

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Thomas Mann

Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.

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Thomas Smith (diplomat)

Sir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 – 12 August 1577) was an English scholar, parliamentarian and diplomat.

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Thorsten Boer

Thorsten Boer (born 12 August 1968 in Halle (Saale), East Germany) is a German football manager and former player.

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Tianjin

Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.

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Tobias Ellwood

Tobias Martin Ellwood (born 12 August 1966) is a British Conservative Party politician and author.

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Toby Perkins

Matthew Toby Perkins (born 12 August 1970) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chesterfield since 2010 general election, gaining the seat from Liberal Democrat Paul Holmes.

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Todd Marchant

Todd Michael Marchant (born August 12, 1973) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Tokugawa Iemitsu

Tokugawa Iemitsu (徳川 家光 August 12, 1604 – June 8, 1651) was the third shōgun of the Tokugawa dynasty.

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Tom Cleverley

Thomas William Cleverley (born 12 August 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for club Watford.

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Tony Capaldi

Anthony Charles "Tony" Capaldi (born 12 August 1981) is a footballer who plays for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Rushall Olympic as a defender.

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Treaty of Allahabad

The Treaty of Allahabad was signed on 12 August 1765, between the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, son of the late Emperor Alamgir II, and Robert, Lord Clive, of the East India Company, as a result of the Battle of Buxar of 22 October 1764.

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Treaty of Nöteborg

The Treaty of Nöteborg, also known as the Treaty of Oreshek (Freden i Nöteborg, Russian: Ореховецкий мир, Pähkinäsaaren rauha), is a conventional name for the peace treaty signed at Orekhovets (Nöteborg, Pähkinäsaari) on 12 August 1323.

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Txiki Begiristain

Aitor "Txiki" Begiristain Mujika (born 12 August 1964) is a retired Spanish footballer who played mainly a left winger but also as a forward, and is the current director of football of English club Manchester City.

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Tyrannosaurus

Tyrannosaurus is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur.

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United National Party

The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (translit, translit), is a political party in Sri Lanka.

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United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.

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United States Secretary of the Treasury

The Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the U.S. Department of the Treasury which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also included several federal law enforcement agencies.

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Vanessa Watts

Vanessa Nakeita Watts (born 12 August 1987) is a Jamaican cricketer who represents the West Indies.

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Vasily Peskov

Vasily Mikhailovich Peskov (Васи́лий Миха́йлович Песко́в; 14 March 1930 – 12 August 2013) was a Russian writer, journalist, photographer, traveller and ecologist.

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Victor Ambartsumian

Victor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian (Ви́ктор Амаза́спович Амбарцумя́н; Վիկտոր Համազասպի Համբարձումյան, Viktor Hamazaspi Hambardzumyan; 12 August 1996) was a Soviet Armenian scientist, and one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Victoria Gray Adams

Victoria Jackson Gray Adams (November 5, 1926 – August 12, 2006) was an American civil rights activist from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (12 August 1919 – 30 December 1971) was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India's space programme.

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Vittorio Sella

Vittorio Sella (28 August 1859 – 12 August 1943) was an Italian photographer and mountaineer, who took photographs of mountains which are regarded as some of the finest ever made.

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Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia

Vladislaus Henry (Vladislav Jindřich; – 12 August 1222), a member of the Přemyslid dynasty, was elected Duke of Bohemia (as "Vladislaus III") in 1197 and Margrave of Moravia from 1197 until his death.

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Waffen-SS

The Waffen-SS (Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation.

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Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature.

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Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess (March 17, 1881 – August 12, 1973) was a Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for mapping the areas of the brain involved in the control of internal organs.

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Wampanoag

The Wampanoag, also rendered Wôpanâak, are an American Indian people in North America.

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Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)

Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

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Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894.

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William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

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William Goldman

William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

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William I of the Netherlands

William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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William Jackson Hooker

Sir William Jackson Hooker (6 July 1785 – 12 August 1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator.

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William Renshaw

William Charles Renshaw (3 January 1861 – 12 August 1904) was a British tennis player active during the late 19th century who was ranked world No. 1.

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William Shockley

William Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist and inventor.

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William Thompson (archer)

William Henry Thompson (March 10, 1848 – August 12, 1918) was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century.

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Wola massacre

The Wola massacre (Rzeź Woli, "Wola slaughter") was the systematic killing of between 40,000 and 50,000 people in the Wola district of Poland's capital city Warsaw by German troops and collaborationist forces during the early phase of the Warsaw Uprising.

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yongle Emperor

The Yongle Emperor (Yung-lo in Wade–Giles; 2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424) — personal name Zhu Di (WG: Chu Ti) — was the third emperor of the Ming dynasty in China, reigning from 1402 to 1424.

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Yusof Ishak

Tun Haji Yusof bin Ishak, SMN, (Jawi: يوسف بن إسحاق;; 12 August 191023 November 1970) was a Singaporean politician and the first President of Singapore, serving from 1965 to 1970.

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Zerna Sharp

Zerna Addis Sharp (August 12, 1889 – June 17, 1981) was a US author, writer and teacher.

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1099

Year 1099 (MXCIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1121

Year 1121 (MCXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1164

Year 1164 (MCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1222

Year 1222 (MCCXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1295

Year 1295 (MCCXCV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1315

Year 1315 (MCCCXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1319

Year 1319 (MCCCXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1323

Year 1323 (MCCCXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1335

Year 1335 (MCCCXXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1399

Year 1399 (MCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1424

Year 1424 (MCDXXIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1452

Year 1452 (MCDLII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1484

Year 1484 (MCDLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1492

Year 1492 (MCDXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1499

Year 1499 (MCDXCIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1503

Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1506

Year 1506 (MDVI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1546

Year 1546 (MDXLVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1577

Year 1577 (MDLXXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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1588

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1591

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1599

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1602

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1604

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1612

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1624

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1626

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1629

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1638

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1644

It is one of eight years (CE) to contain each Roman numeral once (1000(M)+500(D)+100(C)+(-10(X)+50(L))+(-1(I)+5(V)).

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1674

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1676

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1686

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1687

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1689

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1696

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1762

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1765

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1773

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1774

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1778

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1793

The French Republic introduced the French Revolutionary Calendar starting with the year I.

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1806

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1809

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1810

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1822

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1827

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1829

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1831

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1848

It is historically famous for the wave of revolutions, a series of widespread struggles for more liberal governments, which broke out from Brazil to Hungary; although most failed in their immediate aims, they significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century.

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1849

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1851

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1852

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1856

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1857

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1859

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1860

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1861

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1864

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1865

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1866

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1867

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1870

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1871

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1876

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1877

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1880

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1881

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1883

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1885

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1887

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1889

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1891

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1892

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1896

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1897

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1898

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1899

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1900

As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.

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1901

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1902

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1904

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1906

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1907

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1909

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1910

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1911

A highlight was the race for the South Pole.

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1912

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1913

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1914

This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.

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1915

Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.

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1916

Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.

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1917

This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.

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1918

This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.

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1919

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1920

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1921

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1922

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1923

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1924

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1925

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1926

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1927

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1928

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1929

This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.

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1930

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1931

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1932

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1933

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1934

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1935

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1936

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1937

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1938

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1939

This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.

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1940

Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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1941

Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.

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1942

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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1943

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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1944

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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1945

This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.

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1946

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1948

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1949

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1950

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1951

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1952

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1953

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1953 Ionian earthquake

The 1953 Ionian earthquake (also known as the Great Kefalonia earthquake) struck the southern Ionian Islands in Greece on August 12.

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1954

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1955

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1956

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1957

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1958

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1959

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1960

It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.

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1961

As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.

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1963

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1964

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1965

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1966

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1967

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1968

This was the year of the Protests of 1968.

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1969

The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).

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1970

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1971

The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.

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1972

Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.

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1973

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1974

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1975

It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.

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1976

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1977

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1977 anti-Tamil pogrom

The 1977 anti-Tamil pogrom in Sri Lanka followed the 1977 general elections in Sri Lanka where the Sri Lankan Tamil nationalistic Tamil United Liberation Front won a plurality of minority Sri Lankan Tamil votes in which it stood for secession.

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1978

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1979

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1980

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1981

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1982

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1983

The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.

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1984

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1985

The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

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1986

The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.

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1987

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1988

In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).

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1989

1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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1990

Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.

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1991

It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.

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1992

1992 was designated as.

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1993

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1994

The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.

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1994 World Series

The 1994 World Series was canceled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun on August 12.

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1994–95 Major League Baseball strike

The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 22 years.

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1996

1996 was designated as.

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1997

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1998

1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.

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1999

1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.

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2000

2000 was designated as.

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2002

2002 was designated as.

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2004

2004 was designated as.

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2005

2005 was designated as.

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2006

2006 was designated as.

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2007

2007 was designated as.

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2008

2008 was designated as.

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2009

2009 was designated as.

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2010

2010 was designated as.

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2011

2011 was designated as.

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2012

2012 was designated as.

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2013

2013 was designated as.

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2014

2014 was designated as.

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2015

2015 was designated as.

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2015 Tianjin explosions

On 12 August 2015, a series of explosions killed 173 people and injured hundreds of others at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin.

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2016

2016 was designated as.

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2017

2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

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30 BC

Year 30 BC was either a common year starting on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday or a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Proleptic Julian calendar.

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792

Year 792 (DCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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875

Year 875 (DCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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960

Year 960 (CMLX) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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961

Year 961 (CMLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_12

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