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Historical Events In May - 12

Monday, 03 August 2020

1940  German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  Nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Meuse River on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  British forces attempt to break out of Tobruk on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On this day in history great British convoy marches into Alexandria  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On this day in history david Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On this day in history nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Axis forces in North Africa surrender (WWII) on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On May - 12 british premier Winston Churchill arrives in US  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1943  On this day in history german troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On May - 12 900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brüx  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On May - 12 krim purged of Nazi troops  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On this day in history arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On May - 12 queen Wilhelmina resigns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  The blockade of the city of Berlin, by the USSR, is officially lifted on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  The first foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India) on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  On this day in history west begins Berlin Airlift to get supplies around Soviet blockade  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  The first H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On this day in history east Pakistan struck by cyclone & tidal waves  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On this day in history hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On May - 12 erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Dont's hits #40 on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher) on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On this day in history cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  On this day in history dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1401  Emperor Shōkō (d. 1428) was born on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1496  On this day in history birth of gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1590  Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  On May - 12 birth of louis Hennepin, Flemish missionary (d. 1705)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1662  On May - 12 birth of jan F van Bloom, [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1670  August II, the Strong One, King of Poland (355 children) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1670  On this day in history birth of frederick Augustus I of Poland (d. 1733)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0912  Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912), dies at 45 on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1003  Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1012  Sergius IV, [Pietro Crescentii], Italian Pope (1009-12), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1382  Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies on May - 12.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1465  On this day in history death of thomas Palaeologus, Despot of the Despotate of Morea  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1634  On May - 12 george Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1641  On this day in history death of thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1649  On this day in history death of isaac Doreslaer, English lawyer/diplomat, murdered  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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