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Historical Events In December - 12

Sunday, 16 January 2022

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

1932  On this day in history 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  Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China on December - 12.  

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  Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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 December - 12.  

1941  German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews on this day in history.  

1941  Naval Air Transport Service is established on this day in history.  

1941  European reservists on Java mobilizes on December - 12.  

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 this day in history.  

1946  Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38 on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history united Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL  

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

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  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  On December - 12 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history 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  On December - 12 birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  On this day in history birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  On December - 12 birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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  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 December - 12.  

1586  On December - 12 death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

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

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