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Historical Events In December - 12

Saturday, 27 February 2021

1932  On December - 12 s N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC  

1932  On December - 12 egon Richter, writer, dies  

1933  On December - 12 theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78  

1936  Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan on December - 12.  

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 December - 12.  

1937  NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY on December - 12.  

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  On December - 12 douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56  

1940  British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 12 german occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews  

1941  On this day in history naval Air Transport Service is established.  

1941  European reservists on Java mobilizes on December - 12.  

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

1944  On December - 12 three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron  

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

1948  Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre on December - 12.  

1949  On this day in history aL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball  

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

1951  On December - 12 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 this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history 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  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  Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on December - 12.  

1957  On this day in history 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  On December - 12 robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35  

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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 this day in history.  

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  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  On December - 12 birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

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 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  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 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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