AUGUST 12th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1990 : Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered | & more about history on this day in the video… Fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered 3 huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, in South Dakota. The bones were part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. The 65 million year old skeleton specimen was dubbed Sue, after its discoverer.
MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 12th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…
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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY on AUGUST 12th
1851 ~ Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine.
1877 ~ Asaph Hall discovered the Mars moon Deimos.
1883 ~ The last quagga died at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1953 ~ Joe 4 the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon was detonated.
1958 ~ Art Kane photographed 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white group portrait “A Great Day in Harlem” at Brownstone in New York City.
1960 ~ Echo 1A, NASA’s 1st successful communications satellite was launched.
1977 ~ The 1st free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
1981 ~ The IBM Personal Computer was released.
1982 ~ Mexico announced that it was unable to pay its enormous external debt, which marked the beginning of a debt crisis that spread to all of Latin America and the Third World.
1985 ~ Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 people, becoming the worst single-plane air disaster.
1990 ~ Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, the largest and most complete skeleton ever found, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
1993 ~ Pope John Paul II started his 8th annual World Youth Day in Denver’s Mile High Stadium.
2004 ~ Mr. Lee Hsien Loong was sworn in as Singapore’s 3rd Prime Minister.
2012 ~ The closing ceremony of the Olympic games was held at the Olympic Stadium in London.