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What is Today - August 12, 2013

What is Today v3 yellow 300KENTUCKY (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.

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