This Day in History: 12 August

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Thomas Alva
Edison 1877 – Phonograph invented by Thomas Alva Edison On this day in 1877, American inventor Thomas Alva Edison made perhaps his most original discovery, the phonograph, and his early recordings were indentations embossed into a sheet of tinfoil by a vibrating stylus.

John Lennon

1966 – During a press conference, John Lennon of the Beatles apologized for saying that his band was “more popular than Jesus now”; the comment had sparked protests and album burnings.

Berlin Wall opening

1961 – East Germany began construction of the Berlin Wall, which served as a symbol of the Cold War, separating East Berlin from West Berlin until 1989.

Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad comes under knocks for supporting death sentence for blasphemy

BASHIR Ahmad has come under severe criticism from Nigerians over his support for capital punishment as a sentence for blasphemy in Nigeria.

Source: Buhari aide, Bashir Ahmad comes under knocks over 2015 comment supporting death sentence for blasphemy | The ICIR

Barr May Have Had Secret Reasons for Dropping Flynn Case: DOJ Lawyer to Appeals Court

The case of former Trump national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (U.S. Army Ret.) took another turn Tuesday in oral arguments before a the D.C. Court of Appeals on the appeal of the court’s mandamus order directing Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the DOJ criminal case against Flynn for perjury despite Flynn having pleaded…

Source: Barr May Have Had Secret Reasons for Dropping Flynn Case: DOJ Lawyer to Appeals Court