Wikipedia:Ephemeris/August

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August 12, 2022

1954 – Carlos Lacerda suffers the Tonelero Street Attack; his bodyguard, Airman Major Rubens Florentino Vaz, also shot, dies shortly afterwards. 1995 – The city of Knin, Croatia, a major Serbian stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day. 2010 — An accident occurs at the San José mine (pictured) in Chile, trapping 33 miners approximately 700 meters below ground for 69 days. They were born on this day… Deodoro da Fonseca (1827-1892) • Freddie Tomlins (1919-1943) • Neil Armstrong (1930-2012). Died on this day... Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) • Carmen Miranda (1909-1955) • Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).