13 August 2012

Timeline August 12 to 13

August 12
1851  Isaac Singer was granted a patent on his sewing machine.
1881  Cecil B DeMille, American motion picture producer and director was born.
1977  The space shuttle Enterprise passed its solo flight by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating and then landing in the Mojave Desert.
1981  The IBM Personal Computer was released.

August 13
1521  Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured present-day Mexico City from the Aztecs.
1860  Annie Oakley, American marks woman; starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, was born.
1899  Movie director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London, England.
1960  The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo I, a balloon satellite.

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