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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  

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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 August - 12.  

1566  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on this day in history.  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  On August - 12 birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1484  On this day in history sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies  

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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