Template:On this day/12 August
12 August: Internaitional Youth Day
- 1492 – Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage tae the New Warld.
- 1851 – Isaac Singer is grantit a patent for his shewin machine.
- 1883 – The last quagga (picturt) dees at the Natura Artis Magistra, a zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- 1914 – Warld War I: The Unitit Kinrick declares war on Austrick-Hungary; the kintras o the Breetish Empire follae suit.
- 1990 – Sue, the lairgest an maist complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skelet foond tae date, is diskivert bi Sue Hendrickson in Sooth Dakota.
George IV (b. 1762) · Erwin Schrödinger (b. 1887) · Francois Hollande (b. 1954)