Historical Events In December - 12
Monday, 28 September 2020
1932 S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1932 Egon Richter, writer, dies on December - 12.
1933 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78 on December - 12.
1936 On December - 12 chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
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 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY on December - 12.
1937 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57 on December - 12.
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 December - 12.
1940 On December - 12 british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
1941 On December - 12 german occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
1941 On December - 12 naval Air Transport Service is established.
1941 On December - 12 european reservists on Java mobilizes
1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad on this day in history.
1944 On December - 12 three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron
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 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL on December - 12.
1948 On December - 12 malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre
1949 On this day in history aL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB) on this day in history.
1951 First flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, CT, demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters on December - 12.
1951 On December - 12 the Kaman K-225 helicopter, equipped with a Boeing YB-502 turbine engine, made its first flight at Windsor Locks, Conn
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement on December - 12.
1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1955 Hovercraft patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell on December - 12.
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 December - 12 lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
1957 On December - 12 uS announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 On this day in history maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1957 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35 on December - 12.