Today in History
Listings for Friday, August 12, 2022.
- 1881 Cecil B. deMille, directed God.
- 1911 Mario Moreno, alias Cantinflas.
- 1912 Jane Wyatt
- 1931 William Goldman
- 1939 George Hamilton
- 1971 Pete Sampras
- 1980 Dominique Swain
- 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.