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Historical Events In December - 12

Thursday, 19 May 2022

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  On this day in history eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)  

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  On this day in history watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport La  

1915  The birth of Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor on December - 12.  

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

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

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

1916  On this day in history worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)  

1917  On this day in history french troop train derails in French Alps killing 543  

1917  On December - 12 rev Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha NB  

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

1920  On this day in history fred Kida, American comics artist  

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

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

1922  On December - 12 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  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  Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo on December - 12.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1928  Nichols/Brownes "Wings over Europe," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1928  On this day in history aitmatow, writer  

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

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

1574  On this day in history birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

1574  Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

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

1610  On December - 12 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.  

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

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

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

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