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August 12: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

Happy Birthday! (August 12, 1762)
George IV of the United Kingdom. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 12, 1960)
NASA successfully launches Echo 1A, its first communications satellite. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 12, 1964)
South Africa has been barred from the Olympic Games as a result of its discriminatory policies. photo source: wikimedia.org

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