Historical Events for 12th August 2019

1883 – The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
1914 – France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
1925 – KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
1954 – Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row
1960 – 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
1986 – Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports
1993 – Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
1994 – 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition – SF vs Denver)
2004 – New Jersey Governor James McGreevey comes out publicly as gay
2015 – Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident

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