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Historical Events In August - 12

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1928  9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1931  On August - 12 yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China  

1933  On August - 12 cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup  

1934  Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78 on August - 12.  

1935  Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history 120ø F (49ø C), Seymour, Texas (state record)  

1936  On this day in history diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)  

1936  120F (49C), Seymour, Texas (state record) on August - 12.  

1938  On August - 12 ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74  

1939  The birth of George Hamilton, American film actor on this day in history.  

1940  Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts on August - 12.  

1941  On August - 12 sikorski-Stalin Polish-Russian agreement allows many Polish Jews to be freed for Siberian labor camp.  

1941  French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany on this day in history.  

1941  Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 12 hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.  

1942  British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.  

1943  Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history churchill & Tito meet in Naples  

1945  On August - 12 stalin invites General Eisenhower to the National Sports Parade in Red Square, Moscow.  

1948  Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game on this day in history.  

1949  16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780) on August - 12.  

1950  NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship  

1952  Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan on this day in history.  

1953  On August - 12 ann Davidson, first woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami  

1953  On August - 12 in Greece, Kefallinia (Cephalonia) a 7.1 quake killed 455, over 27,000 houses destroyed on Ithaki (Ithaca), Kefallinia (Cephalonia) and Zakinthos (Zante)  

1953  Soviet Union conducts secret test of its first hydrogen bomb on this day in history.  

1953  Ann Davidson, 1st woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami on August - 12.  

1954  Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row on August - 12.  

1955  On August - 12 pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour  

1955  22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000) on August - 12.  

1955  Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on August - 12.  

1956  William Shatner marries Gloria Rand on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history 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 August - 12.  

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

1620  On August - 12 birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

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

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.  

1424  On this day in history 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 August - 12 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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