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Historical Events In December - 12

Monday, 03 October 2022

1932  S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1932  Egon Richter, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1933  Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1936  Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan on this day in history.  

1937  Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history the first mobile TV unit (New York NY)  

1937  On December - 12 nBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY  

1937  On this day in history alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57  

1939  On this day in history russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die  

1939  Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1940  British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on December - 12.  

1941  On this day in history german occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews  

1941  Naval Air Transport Service is established on December - 12.  

1941  European reservists on Java mobilizes on December - 12.  

1942  On December - 12 german offensive in South Western Stalingrad  

1944  Three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron on December - 12.  

1945  Special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death on December - 12.  

1946  On December - 12 ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38  

1947  On this day in history united Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL  

1948  Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre on this day in history.  

1949  AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball on December - 12.  

1950  16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB) on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history first flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, CT, demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters.  

1951  The Kaman K-225 helicopter, equipped with a Boeing YB-502 turbine engine, made its first flight at Windsor Locks, Conn on December - 12.  

1951  On December - 12 joe DiMaggio announces his retirement  

1952  Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team on this day in history.  

1953  Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane on December - 12.  

1955  Hovercraft patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell on this day in history.  

1955  1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell on December - 12.  

1956  On this day in history commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.  

1956  On this day in history lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

1957  On December - 12 uS announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)  

1957  Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo on this day in history.  

1957  Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1298  Albert II of Austria (d. 1358) was born on this day in history.  

1418  On this day in history birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  On December - 12 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 December - 12.  

1579  On this day in history birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  Saint Vasilije (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

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.  

Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies on December - 12.  

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 December - 12.  

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on December - 12.  

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  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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