Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 24 January 2021
1928 On this day in history 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
1931 On this day in history yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
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 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand on August - 12.
1936 On August - 12 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 On August - 12 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
1938 On this day in history ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
1939 On August - 12 the birth of George Hamilton, American film actor
1940 Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history sikorski-Stalin Polish-Russian agreement allows many Polish Jews to be freed for Siberian labor camp.
1941 On this day in history french Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
1941 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.
1942 On August - 12 british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
1943 On August - 12 alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
1943 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76 on August - 12.
1944 On August - 12 churchill & Tito meet in Naples
1945 On August - 12 stalin invites General Eisenhower to the National Sports Parade in Red Square, Moscow.
1948 On this day in history cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780) on August - 12.
1950 On this day in history nY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship on August - 12.
1952 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan on August - 12.
1953 On August - 12 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 August - 12 soviet Union conducts secret test of its first hydrogen bomb
1953 On August - 12 ann Davidson, 1st woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami
1954 Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row on August - 12.
1955 Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour on August - 12.
1955 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000) on August - 12.
1955 On this day in history thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80
1956 William Shatner marries Gloria Rand on August - 12.