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August 12th emerges as a date marked by various global celebrations, bringing awareness to wildlife conservation, venerating the charm of vintage music formats, and uplifting the vigor and potential of the world’s youth.

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Interesting Facts of August 12th

  1. 1. The fossil of the Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed "Sue", one of the most complete and best-preserved T. rex fossils ever found, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota on August 12, 1990.
  2. 2. The first Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line on August 12, 1908. The Model T revolutionized the automotive industry by providing affordable transportation for the masses.
  3. 3. The IBM Personal Computer, which eventually became known as the IBM PC, was released on August 12, 1981, just a few days after August 9, forever changing the landscape of personal computing.
  4. 4. The "Night of the Falling Stars", the Perseids meteor shower, typically reaches its peak around August 12th each year, providing a celestial display in the night sky.
  5. 5. The Parker Solar Probe, a NASA spacecraft designed to investigate the Sun, was launched on August 12th, 2018. It is set to become the fastest manmade object with speeds reaching up to 700,000 km/h (430,000 mph) as it approaches the Sun.