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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) was born on this day in history.  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1629  On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer was born on August - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on this day in history.  

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

1158  On this day in history anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  On August - 12 death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

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

1546  On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  On August - 12 death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)  

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