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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 120F (49C), 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1566  On August - 12 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  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on this day in history.  

0875  On August - 12 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  Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on this day in history.  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.  

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on August - 12.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on August - 12.  

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