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Historical Events In August - 12

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1928  On this day in history 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam  

1931  Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup  

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

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

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

1936  Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d) on this day in history.  

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

1938  Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74 on August - 12.  

1939  On August - 12 the birth of George Hamilton, American film actor  

1940  On this day in history luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts  

1941  Sikorski-Stalin Polish-Russian agreement allows many Polish Jews to be freed for Siberian labor camp on this day in history.  

1941  On August - 12 french Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany  

1941  Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies on August - 12.  

1942  HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum' on this day in history.  

1942  British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on August - 12.  

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

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

1944  Churchill & Tito meet in Naples on August - 12.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1951  Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship on August - 12.  

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

1953  On this day in history ann Davidson, first woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami  

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  On this day in history soviet Union conducts secret test of its first hydrogen bomb  

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

1955  On August - 12 thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80  

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  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  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

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  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 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 this day in history.  

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

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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