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On this day: August 12

Published On: Jul 22 2013 11:41:45 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Cleopatra commits suicide, the quagga goes extinct, South Africa is banned from the Olympics, the IBM PC goes on sale, Henry Fonda dies, and Major League Baseball players go on strike, all on this day.

OTD August 12 - Cleopatra
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30 B.C.: Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.

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