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Historical Events In December - 12

Monday, 02 August 2021

1983  On December - 12 a truck bomb explodes at the US Embassy in Kuwait  

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

1985  On this day in history anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62  

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

1987  Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history nYC Subway system adds new stations (the Z line)  

1988  Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1991  Actor Richard Gere marries super model Cindy Crawford on this day in history.  

1991  On December - 12 orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection  

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

1991  On December - 12 eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93  

1992  On this day in history bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87  

1992  Flores earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia killing 2,500 people on this day in history.  

1993  Ultra-Nationalists make strong gains in Russian elections dec13 on December - 12.  

1993  On December - 12 gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90  

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

1995  Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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 December - 12.  

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  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 on December - 12.  

2014  On December - 12 uN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall  

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

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 December - 12 china built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)  

2018  On December - 12 american Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump  

2018  On December - 12 seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria  

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

2018  On this day in history british Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from own Conservative Party  

2019  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 on this day in history.  

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

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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 December - 12.  

1574  On December - 12 birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

1574  On December - 12 birth of anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)  

1579  On this day in history birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  On this day in history birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  On this day in history birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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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 December - 12 tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  On December - 12 maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

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

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

1574  On this day in history death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

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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