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Historical Events In December - 12

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1913  The "Mona Lisa," stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered on December - 12.  

1913  On this day in history "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered  

1913  Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park) on December - 12.  

1914  On this day in history the largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.  

1914  Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50) on December - 12.  

1914  Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport La on this day in history.  

1915  On December - 12 the birth of Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor  

1915  The first all-metal aircraft (Junkers J.1) test flown at Dessau Germany on December - 12.  

1915  On December - 12 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau Germany  

1915  Frank Sinatra, Hoboken, vocalist/actor (old blue eyes) on December - 12.  

1916  Worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed) on this day in history.  

1917  On December - 12 french troop train derails in French Alps killing 543  

1917  Rev Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha NB on December - 12.  

1917  On this day in history edward Firth Henderson, arabist  

1918  Joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues) on this day in history.  

1920  On December - 12 maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse," premieres in Paris  

1920  On December - 12 fred Kida, American comics artist  

1920  On this day in history olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75  

1921  On December - 12 henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies  

1922  On this day in history arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 Japanese planes)  

1923  Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right) on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 12 raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20  

1924  Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court) on December - 12.  

1925  On this day in history arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo  

1925  On this day in history last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over  

1925  Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 12 leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' 1st Pianoconcert  

1926  On December - 12 jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77  

1927  On December - 12 heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67  

1928  Nichols/Brownes "Wings over Europe," premieres in NYC on December - 12.  

1928  On this day in history aitmatow, writer  

1929  Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's) on December - 12.  

1930  Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book on December - 12.  

1931  Japanese Govt of Imukai forms on December - 12.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1298  On this day in history birth of albert II of Austria (d. 1358)  

1418  On December - 12 birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on this day in history.  

1574  Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619) was born on December - 12.  

1579  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  On December - 12 birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  Olof Rudbeck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  On this day in history carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies on this day in history.  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on this day in history.  

1263  On this day in history hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

1574  On December - 12 death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  On this day in history death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

1600  On December - 12 john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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