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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jul 20, 2020 at 05:24 PM

Hello people,
   We have twelve (12) birthdays and an historical event on this date.A
singer-songwriter,two politicians,a business magnate,an actor,four actresses,
two models and a retired tennis player.
    Let's start with the singer-songwriter.

historical event) On Saturday,August 12,2017 the city of Charlottesville,Virginia,
USA was engulfed by violence as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed
in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate
monuments across the South.The clashes left at least one person dead and 34 others


1) Born on FrIday,August 12,1949 in Newcastle upon Tyne,England is a singer-songwriter,
guitarist,record producer and film score composer.He was the lead guitarist,lead singer
and songwriter for a very popular rock band that had an album that spent 34 weeks at
#1 in Australia.

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 2) Born on Thursday,August 12,1954 in Rouen,France is a former President of France(2012-2017).He was the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008.While President of France he legalized same-sex marriage by passing
Bill no. 344,reformed labour laws and credit training programs,withdrew French combat troops present in the Afghanistan military intervention.

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 3) Born on Wwednesday,August 12,1953 in La Paz,Bolivia is a former President of
Bolivia from 2003 to 2005.He was vice president of Bolivia from August 2002 to
October 2003.He previously had been a television journalist.

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 4) Born on Tuesday,August 12,1930 in Budapest is a Hungarian-American investor,
business magnate,philanthropist,and author.He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world.As of May 2017,he had a net worth of $25.2 billion,making him one of the 30 richest people in the world.
    He is a well-known supporter of American progressive and American liberal political causes and dispenses his donations through his foundation,the Open Society Foundations.Between 1979 and 2011,he donated more than $11 billion to various philanthropic causes;by 2017,his donations "on civil initiatives to reduce poverty and increase transparency,and on scholarships and universities around the world" totaled $12 billion.He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s,and provided one of Europe's largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in his hometown of Budapest.His political philanthropy has made him a "bugaboo of European nationalists.
    On September 27,2012,he announced that he was donating $1 million to the super
PAC backing President Barack Obama's reelection Priorities USA Action.
    In October 2013,he donated $25,000 to Ready for Hillary,becoming a co-chairman of the super PAC's national finance committee.In June 2015,he donated $1 million to the Super PAC Priorities USA Action,which supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016
presidential race.He donated $6 million to the PAC in December 2015 and $2.5 million in August 2016.

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 5) Born on Saturday,August 12,1939 in Memphis,Tennessee,USA is a film and television actor. His notable films include "Home From The Hill (1960)","By Love Possessed (1961)","Light In The Piazza (1962)","Your Cheatin' Heart(1964)" and "Once Is Not Enough (1975)".

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 6) Born on Tuesday,August 12,1986 in Gadsden,Alabama,USA is an actress and model.
She's of mixed Cherokee and Blackfoot Indian descent.She graduated from Etowah High School in Attalla,Alabama in 2004.She introduced herself to "Playboy" magazine editor/publisher Hugh Hefner at the Midsummer Night's Dream party at the "Playboy" mansion.She was the Playmate of the Month for the April,2006 issue of the famous men's magazine and has appeared in one "Playboy" video.In 2008 she started a Rock Band called "Centerfold" performing covers of mostly 80's bands.They performed all over the south east until 2011 when Holley decided to move.In 2012 she appeared as the "Trophy Presenter" in the first episode of the TV series "Luck."She now lives in Hollywood,California and is working on her Music career and her acting career.

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Holley Ann Dorrough

 7) Born on Wednesday,August 12,1970 in Romford,Havering,U.K. is an actress and
model.She is the Penthouse Pet Of The Year for 2005.In 2008 she appeared as the
"Con Artist" in the movie "Bright Business Girls Learn Hard Bondage Lessons."

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Martina Warren

 8) Born on FrIday,August 12,1960 in Liverpool,England,U.K. is an actress and model.She is of Chinese,Jamaican,Welsh and Swedish descent.In addition to being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1983 issue,she was the very first video Playmate featured by the magazine.She also appeared with her sister Gail in a pictorial of Playmates and their sisters
in the April 1985 issue.
   She had roles in the movies "Star 80" and "Fever Pitch."

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Lonny Chin

 9) Born on Wednesday,August 12,1942 in Manila,Luzon,Philippines is an actress and
model. She is Eurasian,being a mixture of Chinese,Scottish,Spanish,Australian,
Filipino and Irish.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April
1967 issue.She worked as a Bunny at the Los Angeles Playboy Club and later became
an artist specializing in body casting and sculptural portraiture.She appeared in
one film,The Witchmaker (1969),playing the role of "Fong Qual". Her film credit,
Gwen Lipscomb,was the result of her first marriage

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10) Born on Monday,August 12,1963 in Tyler,Texas,USA is a model.She is the Penthouse Pet Of The Month for March 1987.

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Brittany Morgan

11) Born on Monday,August 12,1991 in Daugavpils,Latvia of ethnic Russian descent,is a blonde bombshell model.She aspired to be a model since she was a little girl and moved to Milan,Italy after finishing school in order to jump start her international modeling career.She was Miss April 2018 in the Portugal edition of Playboy and Miss October 2018 in the USA edition.Moreover,she has also posed a few times for Playboy Plus.Outside of Playboy,she has also been featured in such notable publications as Lucy's Magazine,Elle,Maxim and Harper's Bazaar.She enjoys shopping and going to the beach in her spare time.

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Olga De Mar

12) Born on Thursday,August 12,1971 in Potomac,Maryland,USA is a retired tennis player
widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.A right-handed
player with a single-handed backhand,his precise and powerful serve earned him the
nickname "Pistol Pete".His professional career began in 1988 and ended at the 2002
US Open,which he won,defeating rival Andre Agassi in the final.
He won five US Open titles,a joint Open-era record shared by Roger Federer and
Jimmy Connors and two Australian Open titles.His 14 Grand Slam titles were a record,
surpassed only when Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2009.He also
won 64 singles titles.
He first reached world No. 1 in 1993,and held that position for a total of 286
weeks,including a record six consecutive year-end No. 1 rankings from 1993 to 1998.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007. 

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