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  1. The longest lived domestic cat was named Creme Puff. She lived from August 3, 1967 to August 6, 2005, a span of 38 years and 3 days. This is well over double the normal life span for domestic cats, which is typically around 12-14 years for males and 13-15 years for females.

  2. The 1979 song "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles had a music video created for it and was the first music video to air on MTV in the United States at 12:01 A.M. on August 1st, 1981.

  3. The most recognizable machine gun of The First World War, the Vickers Machine Gun, had such outstanding reliability that during action in August 1916 a British Machine Gun Corp fired 10 guns continuously for 12 hours. Using 100 barrels they fired 1 million rounds without a single failure.

  4. King Philip/Metacom and his most loyal warriors were chased into Assowamset Swamp in what is today southeastern Massachusetts. He was shot and killed by a Christian Wapanoag named John Alderman on August 12, 1676.

  5. Female lays 10 to 20 leathery eggs during the summer. Babies emerge from the eggs usually during the autumn (between August and October). They are 8 to 12 inches long and need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  6. On August 15,1942 Calvin Graham enlisted in the US Navy. He was 12 years old. In September 1942 he boarded the U.S.S South Dakota, a new battleship. In three months he was part of the largest sea battle between battleships at Guadalcanal.

  7. Along with Japanese citizens the atomic bombing of Hiroshima also claimed the lives of 12 American POWs who were imprisoned in the city on 6 August 1945. A memorial plaque was erected to the airmen in 1998.

  8. The first music video to air on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" at 12:01 AM on 1 August 1981.

  9. The song "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles was the first song to air on MTV on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01am

  10. On February 12, 1831 during a solar eclipse the sky went dark and Nat Turner believed God was sending him a sign to plan for the uprising. On August 13 the same year Mount St. Helens erupted and cast a hazy light that Nat believed to be another sign to continue with the rebellion.

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An image of dede lind, the august 1967 playboy playmate (the most popular playmate of all time, receiving more fan mail than any other playmate before or since,) was stashed in a locker aboard the apollo 12 space mission. the ground crew subtly labeled the image "map of a heavenly body."

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

On August 19-20, 1945 12 Japanese employees in the Maoka Post Office, Sakhalin, refused to leave their station against a major Soviet attack to the town, and continued to relay messages. When that town fell 9 of them took poison.

In August 12, 2009, figure skater Tanya Harding set a new land speed record for a vintage gas coupe with a speed of 97.177 mph driving a 1931 Ford Model A.

Female gives birth to 6 to 12 live babies after 4 to 5 months of pregnancy. Young slow worms are born during the August and September. They are 1.6 inches long at birth and covered with golden stripes.

A man was found legally insane and unfit to stand trial. Ordered to be held indefinitely in a mental institution. Extradited to Japan. Found sane but "evil". Checked himself out of the mental institution on August 12, 1986, and has been a free man ever since.

On August 21, 1976 the US and South Korean military deployed 813 men, 7 attack helicopters, 20 support helicopters, a handful of attack jets, some B-52 bombers and had 12,000 troops on standby. For what you might ask? To finish cutting down a tree aka Operation Paul Bunyan

The Voyager 1 Space Craft reached Interstellar space in August of 2012. It carries "The Golden Record", a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.

The next total solar eclipse that will hit the USA will be on April 8th, 2024 although the next one traveling horizontally across the entire US will be on August 12, 2045.

NASA's "Deep Impact" probe failed in its extended mission to study comets. At 12:38:49AM on August 11, 2013, its computer ran out of digits to store time in a 32-bit integer, permanently crashing the system. Computers around the world face a similar problem on January 19, 2038.

The longest interval between the births of twins was a period of 87 days in Kilkenny, Ireland. Amy Elliot was born on June 1, and her sister Kate was born 12 weeks later on August 27.

On the 27th of August, 2012, Exxon Mobile broke the record for digging the deepest well, at 40,604 ft (12,376 m)

About the 62-mile long traffic jam that occurred in Beijing, China on August 2010 which lasted for an incredible 12 days!

Coke was the first soft drink to be consumed in space on July 12, 1985, astronauts tested the “Coca-Cola Space Can” aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Six years later, on August 26, 1991, the Company and Soviet space agency NPO Energia successfully tested the Coca-Cola Space Can on board.

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Due to the planetary 2018 dust storm on Mars, Opportunity ceased communications and entered hibernation on June 12, 2018. On February 13, 2019, NASA declared that the Opportunity mission was complete, after the spacecraft had failed to respond to over 1,000 signals sent since August 2018.

Bernie Sanders, at age 21, was arrested on August 12, 1963 in Chicago and charged with resisting arrest, found guilty, and fined $25. He was a student at the University of Chicago and news accounts from the time had Sanders leading protests over racial inequality.

Gunmetal: Word of the day for August 12, 2017

The mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota is a Great Pyrenees dog named Duke. Duke won his first election in 2014 from a total of 12 votes cast. As of August 2016, Duke has been re-elected for a third term.

The release date for Seth Rogan new film Sausages was changed from June 3, 2016 to August 12, 2016 to avoid competition with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016).

About the mother of all traffic jams was created in China on August 14, 2010. It lasted 12 days with a huge car panorama that stretched for more than 62 miles (100 km)

Due to the planetary 2018 dust storm on Mars, Opportunity ceased communications and entered hibernation on June 12, 2018. On February 13, 2019, NASA declared that the Opportunity mission was complete, after the spacecraft had failed to respond to over 1,000 signals sent since August 2018.

August 12, 2014 Rab’a massacre occurred killing at least 817 people

The world’s oldest convicted bank robber is J.L. Hunter Rountree (b. 1911, USA) who was sentenced to 151 months in prison on 23 January 2004 at the age of 92 after he pleaded guilty to robbing $1,999 (£1,243.08) from a bank in Texas, USA on 12 August 2003

On 12 August 2015, China had one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history