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Historical Events In December - 12

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1958  Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed on this day in history.  

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

1959  Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1961  Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1962  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1962  Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67 on December - 12.  

1963  On December - 12 frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped  

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

1963  On this day in history argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron  

1964  Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot, "The Cage" (Menagerie) on December - 12.  

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

1964  On December - 12 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 December - 12.  

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

1965  Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67 on December - 12.  

1967  On this day in history uS launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit  

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

1968  Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 on this day in history.  

1970  Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays on December - 12.  

1970  On this day in history louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82  

1971  David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80 on December - 12.  

1972  On December - 12 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).  

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

1975  Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford on this day in history.  

1976  QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet on December - 12.  

1976  On this day in history jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49  

1977  On December - 12 clementine O Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones, dies at 92  

1978  Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 on December - 12.  

1979  On December - 12 gold hits record $462.50 an ounce  

1979  Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe on this day in history.  

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

1981  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  On this day in history birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

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

1579  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on December - 12.  

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

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1112  Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies on December - 12.  

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

1212  On this day in history death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

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 this day in history.  

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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