Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 03 August 2020
1879 On this day in history frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week
1883 On April - 12 the birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer
1883 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal on this day in history.
1883 On April - 12 imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
1884 Otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922) on this day in history.
1887 On April - 12 henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo
1892 On this day in history george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.
1893 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi on this day in history.
1894 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa on April - 12.
1894 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58) on April - 12.
1896 On April - 12 stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1896 Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1898 Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy on this day in history.
1898 Grantley H Adams, president of Barbados on April - 12.
1902 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59) on April - 12.
1903 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969) on this day in history.
1904 M Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina on April - 12.
1904 On this day in history harald James Penrose, pilot
1905 On April - 12 hippodrome arena opens (NYC)
1905 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.
1907 Belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns on this day in history.
1908 On April - 12 fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts
1908 On April - 12 carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
1909 Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens on April - 12.
1909 On this day in history hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
1910 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys) on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history william G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
1911 On this day in history a non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time
1911 On April - 12 lT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator
1911 On this day in history 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
1911 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics) on April - 12.
1912 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.
1912 On this day in history clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90