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On This Day - August 12, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 30 BC – Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide. 1949 – Mark Knopfler, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist, is born. 1851 – Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine. 1990 – Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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