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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On August - 12 birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on August - 12.  

1604  On August - 12 birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on August - 12.  

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on August - 12.  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

1644  On August - 12 birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on August - 12.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

1158  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  On this day in history philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on August - 12.  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.  

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on August - 12.  

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