Historical Facts

12 Aug 1990

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Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered
On August 12, 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer.

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Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at 63 Robin Williams, the prolific Oscar-winning actor and comedian, died by suicide on August 11, 2014. He was 63. On the big screen, Williams, who was born in Chicago in 1951, made his debut in the 1977 low-budget comedy “Can I Do it ‘Til I Need Glasses?” then went on to appear in films such as “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), for which he earned […]

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