Posted by Murrisk on August 12, 2001 at 04:24:10:
August 12th used to be called "The Glorius 12th" in honour of the opening of the grouse season. Does the season still open ofn the 12th?
Other items of possible interest relating to August 12th:-
1981 - IBM introduced the first PC.
1960 - Echo 1 the first experimental communications satellite (mylar balloon coated with aluminium)launched.
1938 - Adolf Hitler instituted the Mother's Cross, to encourage German women to have more children, to be awarded each year on August 12, Hitler's mother's birthday.
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