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.