St. Mary’s Parish – Boise, Idaho
Congratulations to Council #12531 – St. Mary’s Parish – Boise Idaho on the 21st Anniversary of their founding on August 12, 1999.
Here’s a look back on August 12, 1999:
Pope: Saint John Paull II
President: Bill Clinton
Governor: Dirk Kempthorne
Population of Idaho: 1,252,000
Super Bowl Champion: Denver Broncos
World Series Champion: New York Yankees
NBA Champion: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champions: Dallas Stars
Time Magazine Cover
Other Headlines for August 12
- 1939 – Wizard of Oz Premieres
The MGM movie musical “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, had its world premiere at the Strand Theater in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, three days before opening in Hollywood.
- 1973 – Jack Nicklaus Sets Title Record
On August 12, 1973, American golfer Jack Nicklaus wins the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) championship for his 14th major title, surpassing Bobby Jones’ record of 13 major championships. Nicklaus shot a seven-under-par 277 at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio, to win $45,000 and his third PGA National championship.
- 1977 – The First Free Flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise
The Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise successfully completed the first free flight of the Approach and Landing Tests (ALT) Program.
- 1990 – Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex Discovered
On this day in 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.
Famous Births for August 12
- 1852 – Father Michael J. McGivney
American priest and founder of the Knights of Columbus (d. 1890)
- 1887 – Erwin Schrödinger
Austrian physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate (wave mechanics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)
Daily Readings for August 12, 2020
- Reading 1: Ezekiel 9:1-7; 10:18-22
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
- Gospel, Matthew 18:15-20
Daily Readings Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vSVK9gmLwc
Feastdays for August 12
- Saint Jane Frances Chantal (1572-1641)
Jane Frances was a wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament.