Archive | August 12, 2017

August 12 Was A Busy Day In History: Hawaii, King Philip, Lennon, Berlin Wall & The Phonograph.

by Anura Guruge


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August 12 in history:

1676 — End of the King Philip’s War when Metacom was killed.

1877 — Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.

1898 — U.S.A. annexes Hawaii.

1961 — East Germany starts construction of the Berlin Wall.

1966 — John Lennon expresses regret for his comment “We are more popular than Jesus now“.


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