August 12 in history

August 12, 2009

On August 12:

30 BC – Cleopatra died.

Bust of Cleopatra VII

 1851 Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine.


1895 baby farmer Minnie Dean was hanged.

1908 Ford  built the first Model T.

1925 Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter, Scottish co-foudners of the Guiness Book of records, were born.

Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.

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