Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1898 On August - 12 oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)
1899 On August - 12 alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1900 Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer on this day in history.
1900 On August - 12 james E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
1901 Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony on this day in history.
1903 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS) on this day in history.
1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30] on this day in history.
1905 King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp on this day in history.
1905 On August - 12 joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
1907 On August - 12 james Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1908 On August - 12 ford builds the first Model T.
1908 On this day in history lord Renton, QC/British govt minister
1909 On August - 12 maurice Heath, air marshal
1910 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women) on August - 12.
1911 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days) on this day in history.
1911 On August - 12 jozef Israels, painter, dies
1912 Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) on August - 12.
1913 Kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants) on this day in history.
1914 Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen") on August - 12.
1914 On this day in history [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies on this day in history.
1915 On August - 12 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published
1915 On August - 12 alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1916 On this day in history picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1917 On August - 12 douglas Gunsekera, banker
1918 Prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on August - 12.
1918 Sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on August - 12.
1919 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros) on August - 12.
1922 On this day in history dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
1922 On August - 12 arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
1923 On this day in history enrico Tiraboschi is first to swim English Channel westward
1923 On this day in history dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
1925 On August - 12 kMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
1927 "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens on August - 12.