KENTUCKY (8/12/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.
•3 - Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem.
•30 BC - Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her.
•1492 - Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World.
•1877 - Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device.
•1898 - Hawaii formally annexed to US.
•1971 - Birthday - Pete Sampras, Washington, D.C., tennis champ (14 grand slam titles).
•1981 - IBM introduces PC & PC-DOS version 1.0.
•1981 - The IBM Personal Computer is released.
•1988 - Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released.
•1994 - Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81.
Information provided by historyorb.com
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