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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history 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 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 August - 12.  

1626  On this day in history 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  

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

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.  

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

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.  

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

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

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