Historical Events In August - 12
Saturday, 27 February 2021
1898 On this day in history oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)
1899 On August - 12 alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1900 On August - 12 jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
1900 On this day in history james E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
1901 On this day in history boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
1903 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS) on August - 12.
1904 On August - 12 aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30]
1905 King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp on August - 12.
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 Lord Renton, QC/British govt minister on August - 12.
1909 Maurice Heath, air marshal on this day in history.
1910 On August - 12 baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women)
1911 On this day in history 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 On this day in history cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen")
1914 On this day in history [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 August - 12.
1915 On this day in history alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1916 On this day in history picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1917 Douglas Gunsekera, banker on August - 12.
1918 Prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on August - 12.
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 August - 12.
1922 On August - 12 dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
1922 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 12 kMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
1927 On this day in history "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens