Historical Events In August - 12
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1898 On August - 12 oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)
1899 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary) on this day in history.
1900 Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer on August - 12.
1900 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42 on August - 12.
1901 On August - 12 boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
1903 On this day in history frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30] on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history king Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp
1905 Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen) on August - 12.
1907 On this day in history james Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1908 On August - 12 ford builds the first Model T.
1908 Lord Renton, QC/British govt minister on August - 12.
1909 Maurice Heath, air marshal on August - 12.
1910 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women) on this day in history.
1911 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days) on August - 12.
1911 On this day in history jozef Israels, painter, dies
1912 On August - 12 jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek)
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 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool) on August - 12.
1914 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies on August - 12.
1915 On August - 12 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published
1915 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles) on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1917 On this day in history douglas Gunsekera, banker
1918 On August - 12 prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France
1918 On this day in history sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France
1919 On this day in history michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
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 August - 12 enrico Tiraboschi is first to swim English Channel westward
1923 On this day in history dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
1925 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions on August - 12.
1927 On this day in history "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens