Historical Events In August - 12
Monday, 16 May 2022
1898 Oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama) on this day in history.
1899 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary) on this day in history.
1900 On August - 12 jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
1900 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42 on this day in history.
1901 On this day in history boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
1903 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS) on August - 12.
1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30] on August - 12.
1905 King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp on this day in history.
1905 Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen) on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history james Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1908 Ford builds the first Model T on August - 12.
1908 On this day in history lord Renton, QC/British govt minister
1909 On August - 12 maurice Heath, air marshal
1910 On this day in history baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women)
1911 On August - 12 cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
1911 On August - 12 jozef Israels, painter, dies
1912 Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) on this day in history.
1913 On August - 12 kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants)
1914 Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen") on August - 12.
1914 On August - 12 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies on August - 12.
1915 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published on August - 12.
1915 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles) on this day in history.
1916 Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris on this day in history.
1917 Douglas Gunsekera, banker on August - 12.
1918 On this day in history prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France
1918 Sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on this day in history.
1919 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros) on August - 12.
1922 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine on this day in history.
1922 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies on August - 12.
1923 Enrico Tiraboschi is first to swim English Channel westward on August - 12.
1923 On August - 12 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 this day in history.