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Historical Events In August - 12

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

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  Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup on this day in history.  

1934  On August - 12 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  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  120F (49C), Seymour, Texas (state record) on this day in history.  

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

1939  On this day in history 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  On this day in history bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies  

1942  On August - 12 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  Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 12 georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76  

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

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 August - 12.  

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

1950  On this day in history nY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa  

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

1952  Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan on August - 12.  

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

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  On August - 12 soviet Union conducts secret test of its first hydrogen bomb  

1953  On this day in history ann Davidson, 1st woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami  

1954  On August - 12 senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row  

1955  On this day in history pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour  

1955  On this day in history 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  On this day in history william Shatner marries Gloria Rand  

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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 August - 12.  

1592  On August - 12 birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On August - 12 birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

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

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

1629  On August - 12 birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On August - 12 birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on August - 12.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

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

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

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  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on August - 12.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on this day in history.  

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