Today in History

Listings for Friday, August 12, 2022.


  • Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
  • Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
  • 1851 Issac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.
  • 1898 The peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.
  • 1915 `Of Human Bondage,' by William Somerset Maugham, published.
  • 1934 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • 1981 The IBM Personal Computer (PC) is introduced.
  • 1981 IBM introduces personal computer with MS-DOS 1.0.
  • 2003 The Blaster worm first reported. It will infect over 100,000 Microsoft Windows hosts on the Internet by exploiting a flaw. A patch has been available for a month.

That's all for today.

Today In History