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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1958  On December - 12 dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed  

1959  On this day in history uN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established  

1959  On this day in history russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79  

1961  Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 on this day in history.  

1961  Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA on December - 12.  

1961  On December - 12 daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91  

1962  On December - 12 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1962  On this day in history sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67  

1963  Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped on December - 12.  

1963  On this day in history kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day)  

1963  Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron on this day in history.  

1964  Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot, "The Cage" (Menagerie) on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes  

1964  On this day in history h I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies  

1965  Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record on this day in history.  

1965  Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales) on December - 12.  

1965  On December - 12 johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67  

1967  US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit on this day in history.  

1968  Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired on this day in history.  

1968  On December - 12 tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65  

1970  On this day in history small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays  

1970  On December - 12 louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82  

1971  On this day in history david Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80  

1972  Captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) on December - 12.  

1975  On December - 12 gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)  

1975  On December - 12 sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford  

1976  On this day in history qB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet  

1976  Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49 on December - 12.  

1977  Clementine O Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones, dies at 92 on December - 12.  

1978  On this day in history clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53  

1979  Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe  

1980  US's copyright law amended to include computer programs on this day in history.  

1981  On December - 12 wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)  

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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  Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on December - 12.  

1574  On this day in history birth of anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)  

1579  On December - 12 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  Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739) was born on this day in history.  


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 this day in history.  

1204  Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1212  On December - 12 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 December - 12.  

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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