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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1983  On this day in history a truck bomb explodes at the US Embassy in Kuwait  

1985  248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash in Newfoundland on December - 12.  

1985  Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62 on December - 12.  

1986  Microlite aircraft circles world non-stop on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83  

1988  NYC Subway system adds new stations (the Z line) on December - 12.  

1988  Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment on December - 12.  

1988  On December - 12 john Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56  

1989  On December - 12 first revenue train runs through the CP Rail 9.1 mile Mount MacDonald Tunnel. This is the longest rail tunnel in the Americas.  

1990  US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell leaves Kuwait on this day in history.  

1991  Actor Richard Gere marries super model Cindy Crawford on December - 12.  

1991  Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection on December - 12.  

1991  On this day in history salman Rushdie faces new death threats, after a paperback edition of 'The Satanic Verses' is published  

1991  Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93 on this day in history.  

1992  Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87 on December - 12.  

1992  On December - 12 flores earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia killing 2,500 people  

1993  Ultra-Nationalists make strong gains in Russian elections dec13 on this day in history.  

1993  Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90 on December - 12.  

1994  Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102 on this day in history.  

1995  Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48 on December - 12.  

2005  Scientists announced that they had created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders on this day in history.  

2006  Peugeot produce their last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in a city that was once a major centre of the British motor industry; Coventry on December - 12.  

2007  On this day in history election by the Swiss Parliament of Switzerland's highest executive authority, the Swiss Federal Council (7 members). All the sitting members are confirmed, except Christoph Blocher, who in an upset is replaced by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf. This is only the sixth time in Swiss history a sitting member is not reconfirmed.  

2014  UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion  

2017  On this day in history democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat in upset win marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore  

2018  On December - 12 michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud  

2018  On this day in history china built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)  

2018  On this day in history american Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump  

2018  Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria on this day in history.  

2018  Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete complex spacewalk to fix hole in Soyuz spacecraft on this day in history.  

2018  On December - 12 british Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from own Conservative Party  

2019  On December - 12 british General Election won by Boris Johnson 's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.  

2019  The 2019 United Kingdom general election takes place for all 650 seats in the House of Commons on this day in history.  

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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 December - 12.  

1574  On December - 12 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 December - 12 birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

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

1630  Olof Rudbeck, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  On this day in history tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on this day in history.  

1263  On December - 12 hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

1574  On December - 12 death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on December - 12.  

1600  On December - 12 john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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