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The Awa Dance Festival is held from 12 to 15 August 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awa_Dance_Festival

The last specimen of quagga (Equus quagga quagga) in captivity died on August 12, 1883. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392571/equus-quagga-quagga/



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IBM model number 5150 was released on August 12, 1981.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392756/ibm-pc/

Operation Hardtack I Orange nuclear test on August 12, 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardtack_Orange

RDS-6s Soviet thermonuclear weapon test on August 12, 1953
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392681/rds-6s-soviet-thermonuclear-weapon-test/

K-141 Kursk nuclear-powered submarine sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392741/k-141-kursk-submarine/



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On 12 August 1941, the first Air Corps rocket-assist takeoff was made by a Wright Field test pilot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ercoupe#Military

Echo 1A, the first communication satellite, was launched in 1960.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t30006942/echo-i/

Vostok 4 launched on August 12, 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_4

Kosmos 434 (Soviet LK Lander) was launched on August 12, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos_434

Kosmos 672 was launched on August 12, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos_672

The High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 (HEAO 1) was launched in 1977.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392529/high-energy-astronomy-observatory-1/

The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise took place on August 12, 1977.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41244595/space-shuttle-enterprise/

The International Cometary Explorer (ICE) spacecraft was launched August 12, 1978 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isee_3 



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Charles Eldon Brady, Jr. (August 12, 1951 - July 23, 2006) was an American physician and a NASA astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Brady,_Jr.

Cleopatra VII Philopator (Late 69 BC - August 12, 30 BC) was the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t8043269/cleopatra/

Metacomet (ca. 1639 - August 12, 1676) was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacomet

Jean Cabannes (August 12, 1885 -October 31, 1959) was a French physicist specialising in optics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Cabannes

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (12 August 1919 - 31 December 1971) was an Indian physicist.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44424232/vikram-ambalal-sarabhai-1919-1971/

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (12 August 1887 - 4 January 1961) was a physicist and theoretical biologist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Schr%C3%B6dinger

Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (née Peachey) (born August 12, 1919) is a British-born American astrophysicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Burbidge

Otto Rudolf Martin Brendel (12 August 1862 6 September 1939) was a German astronomer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Brendel

Otto Struve (August 12, 1897 - April 6, 1963) was a Russian-American astronomer of Baltic German ethnicity. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Struve



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NGC 220 was independently discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 12th August 1834. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296754/ngc-220/

NGC 299 was discovered by John Herschel on the 12th August 1834.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t62853252/ngc-299/

NGC 710 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 12th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296747/ngc-710/

NGC 2591 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 12th August 1866.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296743/ngc-2591/

NGC 6962 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 12th August 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296741/ngc-6962/

NGC 6963 was discovered by French astronomer Camille Guillaume Bigourdan on the 12th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296734/ngc-6963/

NGC 6964 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 12th August 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296727/ngc-6964/

NGC 7722 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 12th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58296723/ngc-7722/



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The superjovian planet 11 Ursae Minoris b was detected by radial velocity method on August 12, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11_Ursae_Minoris_b

Astronomer Asaph Hall discovered the martian moon Deimos on 12 August 1877
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deimos_(moon)

Cassini mosaic of Saturn's rings on August 12, 2009, a day after equinox 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rings_of_Saturn#mediaviewer/File:Saturn,_its_rings,_and_a_few_of_its_moons.jpg

Asteroid (227) Philosophia was discovered by the French astronomer Paul-Pierre Henry on August 12, 1882, in Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/227_Philosophia

Asteroid (234) Barbara was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on August 12, 1883 in Clinton, New York. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/234_Barbara

On August 12-13th of 1883, Mexican astronomer José Bonilla observed 447 bodies cross the solar disc
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t45553299/1883-fragmented-comet/

The Winter When the Stars Fell
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3612730/perseid-meteor-shower/

The Bolton Meteorite was found in the backyard of a house on High Street, Bolton, on August 12th 1928.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392423/bolton-meteorite/



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Meteorites

On August 12, 1865 a meteorite was observed falling in Clonoulty, about 5 km north of Dundrum Village.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44392375/dundrum-h5-meteorite/



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