Historical Events In May - 12
Monday, 03 August 2020
1689 On this day in history england & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
1695 On May - 12 english king Willem III departs to Netherlands
1700 On this day in history luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect
1701 On this day in history drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
1733 On May - 12 maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
1737 On this day in history cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83
1739 On May - 12 jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer
1751 On May - 12 gaetano Manna, composer
1754 On May - 12 franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer
1776 Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns on this day in history.
1776 On this day in history juan Bros y Bertomel, composer
1777 The first ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-New York Gazette) on May - 12.
1777 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette) on this day in history.
1780 Charleston SC falls to the British (Revolutionary War) on this day in history.
1780 On this day in history british troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina
1789 On May - 12 society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers
1789 Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses on May - 12.
1790 [Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer on May - 12.
1792 Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented on May - 12.
1796 On May - 12 johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
1797 On this day in history first Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1797 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer on this day in history.
1803 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics) on this day in history.
1804 Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish govt in Canada (or 1904) on this day in history.
1806 On May - 12 amos Beebe Eaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877
1811 On May - 12 louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52
1812 On May - 12 edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
1813 On May - 12 johann Czerski, German chaplin
1814 Robert Treat Paine, US judge (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1820 The birth of Florence Nightingale, English pioneer of nursing on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history florence Nightingale, Florence Italy, nurse (Crimean War)
1821 The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi on May - 12.
1825 Elias Mann, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1828 On this day in history the birth of Dante Rossetti, English artist and poet