Historical Events In August - 12
Friday, 03 July 2020
1898 Oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama) on this day in history.
1899 On August - 12 alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1900 On August - 12 jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
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 On August - 12 frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30] on August - 12.
1905 King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp on August - 12.
1905 On August - 12 joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
1907 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop on this day in history.
1908 On August - 12 ford builds the first Model T.
1908 On August - 12 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 this day in history.
1911 On this day in history cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
1911 Jozef Israels, painter, dies on August - 12.
1912 Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) on August - 12.
1913 On this day in history kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants)
1914 On this day in history cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen")
1914 On August - 12 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 On August - 12 john Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies
1915 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1916 On August - 12 picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1917 On this day in history douglas Gunsekera, banker
1918 Prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France
1919 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history enrico Tiraboschi is first to swim English Channel westward
1923 Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances on this day in history.
1925 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions on this day in history.
1927 On this day in history "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens