Today in History

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:39pm
  • Life

Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 225th day of 2012. There are 141 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Aug. 12, 1912, comedy producer Mack Sennett founded the Keystone Pictures Studio in Edendale, Calif.

On this date:

In 1944, during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England.

In 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.

In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York.

Today’s Birthdays

Actor George Hamilton is 73. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 63. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 56. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 49. Actor Casey Affleck is 37.

Thought for Today

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” — Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (1813-1887).

Associated Press

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