Today in History: August 12

The HAN Network’s Donald Eng takes a look back at the big events that happened in history on Aug. 12. Including what a surprisingly gruesome nursery rhyme and the multi-billion dollar music industry have in common.

Check out the video below that looks back at Cleopatra’s end, the deadliest war you might have never heard of, the first personal computer, an end to baseball for some time and more…

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You can catch Eng’s look back in history every day on the HAN Network’s Coffee Break news program, which streams live video at 11 a.m. at

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