Historical Events In August - 12
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
1928 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1936 On this day in history 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 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record) on August - 12.
1938 On August - 12 ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
1939 The birth of George Hamilton, American film actor on this day in history.
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 French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany on this day in history.
1941 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies on this day in history.
1942 On August - 12 hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.
1942 British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
1943 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history churchill & Tito meet in Naples
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 this day in history.
1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780) on August - 12.
1950 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1952 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan on this day in history.
1953 On August - 12 ann Davidson, first woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami
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 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 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 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000) on August - 12.
1955 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on August - 12.
1956 William Shatner marries Gloria Rand on this day in history.