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