Wikipedia:Ephemeris/August

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August 12, 2022

1492 – Christopher Columbus departs Palos de la Frontera, Spain, for the still-unknown America. 1645 – Pernambuco Insurrection: The Battle of Monte das Tabocas takes place between the forces of the Dutch West India Company and the Luso-Brazilian militia. 1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80 (pictured), one of the first mass-produced personal computers.Born on this day… Zilda Paim (1919-2013) • Tony Bennett (b. 1926) • Jonas Savimbi (1934-2002). Died on this day... Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) • Lucio Alves (1927-1993) • Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008).