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Movie events on the 12th August


Robert Southey is born. (Bristol, England) (Pandaemonium)


Ray Schalk is born. (Harvel, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)


Jonathan Harker escapes Dracula's castle and takes refuge with the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the abbey where he and Mina Murray will later be married. (Transylvania) (Dracula)


Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn dies. (Jonesboro, Arkansas) (True Grit)


The directors of the Supermarine Aviation Co. host a luncheon at their Works Assembly Shop on the occasion of the Schneider Trophy Race in Naples, Italy. The race is won by the Supermarine Sea Lion II designed by R.J. Mitchell, setting a record speed of 145 mph. Hoping to capitalize on the directors' good spirits, Mitchell approaches Commander Bride with his idea for a revolutionary design - the Spitfire; however, though Bride recognizes his flair for design, he feels Mitchell needs more "practical experience" and assigns him to the assembly shop for "a couple of years". (Southampton, England) (The First of the Few)


Clive Candy places an ad thanking all those who have sent sympathies to him on his irreparable loss. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)


Richie Roberts graduates as a lawyer. (American Gangster)


Jean Michel-Basquiat dies of a heroine overdose. (Manhattan, New York City) (Basquiat)


Julia Powell bones a duck, cooking the 500th and final recipe from Julia Child's cookbook. (Julie & Julia)


Dalton Russell leads a bank robbery on Manhattan Trust Bank. (New York) (Inside Man)

Wall Street Journal headline: "Dow Closes at Five-Year Low." (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)


Pedicure is scheduled. (New York City) (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)


Wikus Van De Merwe hides himself in District 9. (Johannesburg, South Africa) (District 9)


Cam Brady's Job Approval Poll increases. (The Campaign)

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