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Historical Events In August - 12

Monday, 19 April 2021

1928  9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam on August - 12.  

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  On this day in history hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78  

1935  Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand on August - 12.  

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

1936  Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d) on August - 12.  

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

1938  On this day in history ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74  

1939  The birth of George Hamilton, American film actor on August - 12.  

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  On August - 12 french Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany  

1941  On this day in history bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies  

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

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

1943  On August - 12 alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.  

1943  On this day in history georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76  

1944  Churchill & Tito meet in Naples on this day in history.  

1945  Stalin invites General Eisenhower to the National Sports Parade in Red Square, Moscow on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game  

1949  On this day in history 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)  

1950  NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa on August - 12.  

1951  Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan  

1953  Ann Davidson, first woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami on this day in history.  

1953  In Greece, Kefallinia (Cephalonia) a 7.1 quake killed 455, over 27,000 houses destroyed on Ithaki (Ithaca), Kefallinia (Cephalonia) and Zakinthos (Zante) on this day in history.  

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  On August - 12 senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row  

1955  Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour on this day in history.  

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

1955  Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  On this day in history birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on August - 12.  

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  On this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50  

1158  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on August - 12.  

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

1424  On August - 12 death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  On August - 12 sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies  

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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