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Historical Events In December - 12

Thursday, 06 May 2021

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

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

1913  Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)  

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

1917  On this day in history rev Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha NB  

1917  On December - 12 edward Firth Henderson, arabist  

1918  Joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues) on December - 12.  

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

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

1920  Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75 on December - 12.  

1921  On this day in history henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies  

1922  Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 Japanese planes) on December - 12.  

1923  On this day in history bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)  

1923  Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20 on December - 12.  

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

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

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

1925  On December - 12 cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor  

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

1926  Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1928  On this day in history nichols/Brownes "Wings over Europe," premieres in NYC  

1928  On December - 12 aitmatow, writer  

1929  Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's) on this day in history.  

1930  On December - 12 baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book  

1931  Japanese Govt of Imukai forms on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  Saint Vasilije (d. 1671) was born on December - 12.  

1630  Olof Rudbeck, composer was born on December - 12.  

1659  Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739) was born on this day in history.  

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

1204  On December - 12 maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

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

1263  On December - 12 hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

1574  On this day in history death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  On December - 12 death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

1600  On this day in history john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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