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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.  

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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  Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463) was born on December - 12.  

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 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.  

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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  On December - 12 tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

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

1263  Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies on December - 12.  

1574  On December - 12 death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  On this day in history 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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