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Historical Events In August - 12

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1898  On August - 12 oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)  

1899  On August - 12 alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)  

1900  Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer on this day in history.  

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  Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS) on this day in history.  

1904  Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30] on this day in history.  

1905  King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp on this day in history.  

1905  On August - 12 joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)  

1907  On August - 12 james Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop  

1908  On August - 12 ford builds the first Model T.  

1908  On this day in history 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 August - 12.  

1911  Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days) on this day in history.  

1911  On August - 12 jozef Israels, painter, dies  

1912  Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) on August - 12.  

1913  Kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants) on this day in history.  

1914  Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen") on August - 12.  

1914  On this day in history [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)  

1914  John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies on this day in history.  

1915  On August - 12 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published  

1915  On August - 12 alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)  

1916  On this day in history picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris  

1917  On August - 12 douglas Gunsekera, banker  

1918  Prv. Thomas Dinesen (42nd Cdn. Infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on August - 12.  

1918  Sgt. Robert Spall Prices Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Parvillers, France on August - 12.  

1919  Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros) on August - 12.  

1922  On this day in history dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine  

1922  On August - 12 arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies  

1923  On this day in history 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  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 August - 12.  

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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  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on August - 12.  

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

1604  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on August - 12.  

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

1626  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

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

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  On August - 12 death of cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

1158  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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