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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1932  On this day in history s N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC  

1932  Egon Richter, writer, dies on December - 12.  

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 this day in history japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China.  

1937  The first mobile TV unit (New York NY) on December - 12.  

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 December - 12 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 this day in history british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani  

1941  On this day in history 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 December - 12.  

1944  On this day in history 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  Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38 on this day in history.  

1947  On December - 12 united Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL  

1948  On this day in history malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre  

1949  On December - 12 aL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball  

1950  16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB) on December - 12.  

1951  First flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, CT, demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters on December - 12.  

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

1951  Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement on December - 12.  

1952  On December - 12 dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team  

1953  Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane on this day in history.  

1955  Hovercraft patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell on December - 12.  

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

1956  On December - 12 commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.  

1956  Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on December - 12.  

1957  On this day in history 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 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 December - 12.  

1418  Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

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  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  On this day in history death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

1263  On December - 12 hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

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

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on December - 12.  

1600  John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies on this day in history.  

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