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This Day in History for August 12 – ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Premieres and More


Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine (More info)

1898 – An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War (More info)

1939 – ‘The Wizard of Oz’ world-premieres in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (More info)

1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released (More info)

1990 – Fossil-hunter Susan Hendrickson finds the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed ‘Sue’ after its discoverer (More info)

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