On this day: August 12

Posted: 12:41 AM EDT Jul 23, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 12, 2015

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 - Lauren Bacall
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2014: Actress Lauren Bacall dies at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke. Bacall, who was born Betty Joan Perske, made her film debut opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not" and went on to star alongside Bogart in "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo." She also starred in movies such as "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "Designing Woman." She earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role in 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces."

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