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Historical Events In December - 12

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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

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

1933  On this day in history theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78  

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

1937  On December - 12 japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China.  

1937  The first mobile TV unit (New York NY) on this day in history.  

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  Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die on December - 12.  

1939  Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56 on December - 12.  

1940  On this day in history british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani  

1941  German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews on December - 12.  

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

1941  On December - 12 european reservists on Java mobilizes  

1942  German offensive in South Western Stalingrad on December - 12.  

1944  Three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death  

1946  On this day in history ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38  

1947  United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL on this day in history.  

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 December - 12.  

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  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 December - 12.  

1953  On December - 12 chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane  

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

1955  On this day in history 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell  

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  Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo on December - 12.  

1957  Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35 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  Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463) was born on December - 12.  

1574  Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on December - 12.  

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  On this day in history birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  On December - 12 carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies on December - 12.  

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

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on this day in history.  

1263  Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies on this day in history.  

1574  Death of Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524) on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

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

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