Historical Events In December - 12
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
1932 On this day in history s N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC
1932 Egon Richter, writer, dies on this day in history.
1933 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
1937 Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China on this day in history.
1937 The first mobile TV unit (New York NY) on December - 12.
1937 On December - 12 nBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
1937 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1939 Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die on this day in history.
1939 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56 on December - 12.
1940 On December - 12 british troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
1941 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews on this day in history.
1941 Naval Air Transport Service is established on this day in history.
1941 European reservists on Java mobilizes on this day in history.
1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad on December - 12.
1944 Three Evacuation Squadrons (VE) were established in the Pacific from Air Sea Rescue Squadron on December - 12.
1945 On December - 12 special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death
1946 On December - 12 ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
1947 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL on this day in history.
1948 On December - 12 malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre
1949 On December - 12 aL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB) on December - 12.
1951 On December - 12 first flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, CT, demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters.
1951 The Kaman K-225 helicopter, equipped with a Boeing YB-502 turbine engine, made its first flight at Windsor Locks, Conn on December - 12.
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement on this day in history.
1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team on December - 12.
1953 On this day in history chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1955 On this day in history hovercraft patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell
1955 On December - 12 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell
1956 Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign on this day in history.
1956 On December - 12 lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
1957 On this day in history uS announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo on December - 12.
1957 On this day in history robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35