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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1913  The "Mona Lisa," stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered on this day in history.  

1913  On December - 12 "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered  

1913  On December - 12 eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)  

1914  On December - 12 the largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.  

1914  On this day in history denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)  

1914  Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport La on December - 12.  

1915  The birth of Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history the first all-metal aircraft (Junkers J.1) test flown at Dessau Germany  

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

1915  On December - 12 frank Sinatra, Hoboken, vocalist/actor (old blue eyes)  

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 this day in history.  

1917  Edward Firth Henderson, arabist on December - 12.  

1918  On December - 12 joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)  

1920  Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1920  Fred Kida, American comics artist on December - 12.  

1920  On December - 12 olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75  

1921  Henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies on this day in history.  

1922  On December - 12 arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)  

1923  On December - 12 bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)  

1923  On this day in history raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20  

1924  On this day in history edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court)  

1925  Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo on December - 12.  

1925  last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over on December - 12.  

1925  Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor on December - 12.  

1926  Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' 1st Pianoconcert on December - 12.  

1926  Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77 on December - 12.  

1927  On this day in history heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67  

1928  On December - 12 nichols/Brownes "Wings over Europe," premieres in NYC  

1928  On December - 12 aitmatow, writer  

1929  On December - 12 doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)  

1930  Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739) was born on December - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies on this day in history.  

1112  On this day in history tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1212  On December - 12 death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

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

1574  Death of Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524) on December - 12.  

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on this day in history.  

1600  John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies on this day in history.  

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