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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)

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Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack's Bowers Galleries
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Rare 1873 Dime Auctioned for a Whopping $1.6 Million

There are times when a person walks away from an auction without anything worth a dime, and then there are times when they walk away with a dime that sets them back $1.6 million.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 11 – Inmates Arrive at Alcatraz and More

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1934 – The first civilian inmates arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1965 – The predominately black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupts in riots that last six days and leave 34 people dead (More info)

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Gary Wagner, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

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1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More

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1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info)

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)

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This Day in History for July 20 – Apollo 11 Lands and More

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1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car (More info)

1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — is elected as Prime Minister, thus becoming the world’s first elected female head of government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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Sean Gardner, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 15 – BP Finally Caps Blown Oil Well and More

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

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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