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December 12th, 2007 (December 12 2007)DeathIke Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (born in 1931)
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)EventPeugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)DeathPaul Arizin, American basketball player (born in 1928)
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)DeathPeter Boyle, American actor (born in 1935)
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)DeathKenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (born in 1935)
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)DeathRaymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (born in 1917)
December 12th, 2006 (December 12 2006)DeathAl Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (born in 1930)
December 12th, 2005 (December 12 2005)DeathGebran Tueni, Lebanese politician (born in 1957)
December 12th, 2005 (December 12 2005)DeathAnnette Vadim, Danish actress (born in 1936)
December 12th, 2005 (December 12 2005)DeathRobert F. Newmyer, American film producer (born in 1946)
December 12th, 2003 (December 12 2003)DeathKeiko , Killer Whale (born in 1976)
December 12th, 2003 (December 12 2003)DeathHeyd?r ?liyev, President of Azerbaijan (born in 1923)
December 12th, 2003 (December 12 2003)DeathJoseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (born in 1926)
December 12th, 2003 (December 12 2003)DeathKeiko, orca, star of Free Willy (born in 1976)
December 12th, 2002 (December 12 2002)DeathDee Brown, American author (born in 1908)
December 12th, 2002 (December 12 2002)DeathBrad Dexter, American actor (born in 1917)
December 12th, 2002 (December 12 2002)DeathJay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (born in 1965)
December 12th, 2001 (December 12 2001)DeathJean Richard, French actor (born in 1921)
December 12th, 2000 (December 12 2000)EventThe United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
December 12th, 2000 (December 12 2000)DeathGeorge Montgomery, American actor (born in 1916)
December 12th, 1999 (December 12 1999)DeathPaul Cadmus, American artist (born in 1904)
December 12th, 1999 (December 12 1999)DeathJoseph Heller, American author (born in 1923)Joseph Heller Quotes
December 12th, 1998 (December 12 1998)DeathLawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida and Governor of Florida (born in 1930)
December 12th, 1998 (December 12 1998)DeathMarco Denevi, Argentine writer (born in 1922)
December 12th, 1998 (December 12 1998)DeathMo Udall, American politician (born in 1922)
December 12th, 1997 (December 12 1997)DeathYevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (born in 1921)
December 12th, 1996 (December 12 1996)DeathVance Packard, American author (born in 1914)
December 12th, 1994 (December 12 1994)DeathStuart Roosa, American astronaut (born in 1933)
December 12th, 1993 (December 12 1993)DeathJozsef Antall, Hungarian politician (born in 1932)
December 12th, 1992 (December 12 1992)DeathSuzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (born in 1901)
December 12th, 1991 (December 12 1991)EventRussian Federation gains independence from the USSR.
December 12th, 1991 (December 12 1991)BirthDaniel Magder, Canadian actor
December 12th, 1990 (December 12 1990)BirthVictor Moses, an English footballer of Nigerian descent
December 12th, 1988 (December 12 1988)EventThe Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trainsone of the worst train crashes in Britain.
December 12th, 1988 (December 12 1988)DeathAnthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (born in 1917)
December 12th, 1987 (December 12 1987)DeathEnrique Jorrin, Cuban musician and composer (born in 1926)
December 12th, 1986 (December 12 1986)BirthPerparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
December 12th, 1986 (December 12 1986)BirthThomas Wansey, English actor
December 12th, 1985 (December 12 1985)EventArrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland killing 256, including 248 members of the United States Army s 101st Airborne Division.
December 12th, 1985 (December 12 1985)DeathAnne Baxter, American actress (born in 1923)
December 12th, 1985 (December 12 1985)DeathIan Stewart, Scottish musician (born in 1938)
December 12th, 1984 (December 12 1984)EventMaaouiya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d etat against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter was attending a summit. Taya was ousted in March 2005 by Ely Ould Mohamed Vall in another coup.
December 12th, 1984 (December 12 1984)BirthDaniel Agger, Danish footballer
December 12th, 1983 (December 12 1983)BirthKatrina Elam, American singer
December 12th, 1982 (December 12 1982)EventWomen s peace protest at Greenham Common30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.
December 12th, 1982 (December 12 1982)BirthDmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthRonnie Brown, American football player
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthShane Costa, American baseball player
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthPedro Rios, Spanish footballer
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthJeret Peterson, American aerial skier
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthYuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
December 12th, 1981 (December 12 1981)BirthStephen Warnock, English footballer
December 12th, 1980 (December 12 1980)DeathJean Lesage, politician, premier of Quebec (born in 1912)
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)EventCoup d etat of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)EventPresident of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)EventRhodesia changes its name to Zimbabwe.
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)BirthGarrett Atkins, American baseball player
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)BirthNate Clements, American football player
December 12th, 1979 (December 12 1979)BirthSharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist
December 12th, 1978 (December 12 1978)BirthMonica Barladeanu, Romanian actress
December 12th, 1978 (December 12 1978)BirthLouis (artist), Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum")
December 12th, 1978 (December 12 1978)BirthJennifer Rovero Playboy Playmate
December 12th, 1978 (December 12 1978)BirthEvren Genis, Turkish composer
December 12th, 1977 (December 12 1977)BirthNicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet Playboy models
December 12th, 1977 (December 12 1977)BirthBridget Hall, American supermodel
December 12th, 1977 (December 12 1977)BirthOrlando Hudson, American baseball player
December 12th, 1977 (December 12 1977)BirthColin White, Canadian ice hockey player
December 12th, 1977 (December 12 1977)DeathLady Spencer Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill (born in 1885)Winston Churchill Quotes
December 12th, 1976 (December 12 1976)BirthDan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness)
December 12th, 1976 (December 12 1976)BirthLloyd Owusu, English/Ghanaian football player
December 12th, 1976 (December 12 1976)DeathJack Cassidy, American actor (born in 1927)
December 12th, 1976 (December 12 1976)DeathVinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (born in 1890)
December 12th, 1975 (December 12 1975)BirthMayim Bialik, American actress
December 12th, 1975 (December 12 1975)BirthCraig Moore, Australian footballer
December 12th, 1974 (December 12 1974)BirthNolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer
December 12th, 1973 (December 12 1973)BirthWilliam Hutton, American engineer
December 12th, 1973 (December 12 1973)BirthWalter Otta, Argentine footballer
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthNicky Eaden, English footballer
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthWilson Kipketer, Danish middle-distance runner
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthKevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthBrandon Teena, American hate crime victim (died in 1993)
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthYeoryios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
December 12th, 1972 (December 12 1972)BirthHank Williams III, American musician, grandson of Hank Williams
December 12th, 1971 (December 12 1971)DeathDavid Sarnoff, Russian-born American General Manager of RCA (born in 1891)
December 12th, 1970 (December 12 1970)BirthMadchen Amick, American actress
December 12th, 1970 (December 12 1970)BirthJennifer Connelly, American actress
December 12th, 1970 (December 12 1970)BirthRegina Hall, American actress
December 12th, 1970 (December 12 1970)DeathDoris Blackburn, Australian politician (born in 1889)
December 12th, 1969 (December 12 1969)EventStrategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombingThe offices of Banca Nazionale dell Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
December 12th, 1969 (December 12 1969)BirthCarrie Westcott, American model and actress
December 12th, 1968 (December 12 1968)BirthKate Humble, English television presenter
December 12th, 1968 (December 12 1968)BirthRory Kennedy, American documentarian
December 12th, 1968 (December 12 1968)BirthLaurie Williams, Jamaican West Indies cricketer (died in 2002)
December 12th, 1968 (December 12 1968)DeathTallulah Bankhead, American actress (born in 1902)
December 12th, 1967 (December 12 1967)BirthYuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
December 12th, 1967 (December 12 1967)BirthTakenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
December 12th, 1967 (December 12 1967)BirthJohn Randle, American football player
December 12th, 1966 (December 12 1966)BirthRoyce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist Martial Quotes
December 12th, 1966 (December 12 1966)BirthKouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
December 12th, 1965 (December 12 1965)BirthWill Carling, English rugby union footballer
December 12th, 1964 (December 12 1964)EventPrime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
December 12th, 1964 (December 12 1964)BirthSabu, American professional wrestler
December 12th, 1964 (December 12 1964)BirthHaywood Jeffries, American football player
December 12th, 1963 (December 12 1963)EventKenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
December 12th, 1963 (December 12 1963)BirthAi Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
December 12th, 1963 (December 12 1963)DeathYasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (born in 1903)
December 12th, 1962 (December 12 1962)BirthTracy Austin, American tennis player
December 12th, 1962 (December 12 1962)BirthMike Golic, American football player
December 12th, 1958 (December 12 1958)BirthSheree J. Wilson, American actress
December 12th, 1957 (December 12 1957)BirthSheila E., American musician
December 12th, 1957 (December 12 1957)BirthRobert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
December 12th, 1956 (December 12 1956)EventCommencement of the Irish Republican Army s Border Campaign.
December 12th, 1956 (December 12 1956)BirthJohan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
December 12th, 1955 (December 12 1955)BirthGianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
December 12th, 1955 (December 12 1955)BirthEddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
December 12th, 1954 (December 12 1954)BirthLiz Claman, American television anchor
December 12th, 1953 (December 12 1953)BirthBruce Kulick, American guitarist (Kiss)
December 12th, 1952 (December 12 1952)BirthHerb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
December 12th, 1952 (December 12 1952)BirthCathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress
December 12th, 1952 (December 12 1952)DeathBedrich Hrozny, Czech orientalist and linguist (born in 1879)
December 12th, 1951 (December 12 1951)DeathMildred Bailey, American jazz singer (born in 1907)
December 12th, 1950 (December 12 1950)EventPaula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
December 12th, 1950 (December 12 1950)BirthRajnikanth, Indian actor
December 12th, 1950 (December 12 1950)BirthBilly Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
December 12th, 1949 (December 12 1949)BirthBill Nighy, English actor
December 12th, 1948 (December 12 1948)EventMalayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
December 12th, 1948 (December 12 1948)BirthTom Wilkinson, English actor
December 12th, 1946 (December 12 1946)EventA fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
December 12th, 1946 (December 12 1946)BirthEmerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver and two-time F1 world champion
December 12th, 1946 (December 12 1946)BirthPaula Wagner, American film executive
December 12th, 1945 (December 12 1945)BirthTony Williams, American jazz drummer (died in 1997)
December 12th, 1944 (December 12 1944)BirthKenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
December 12th, 1944 (December 12 1944)BirthJean Dore, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal
December 12th, 1943 (December 12 1943)BirthDickey Betts, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band)
December 12th, 1943 (December 12 1943)BirthGrover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (died in 1999)
December 12th, 1942 (December 12 1942)EventA fire in a hostel in St. John s, Newfoundland kills 100 people.
December 12th, 1941 (December 12 1941)EventWorld War II: Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; Cesar Basa is killed.
December 12th, 1941 (December 12 1941)EventWorld War II: USMC F4F "Wildcats" sink the first 4 major Japanese ships off Wake Island.
December 12th, 1941 (December 12 1941)EventWorld War II: Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
December 12th, 1941 (December 12 1941)EventAdolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich ChancelleryAdolf Hitler Quotes
December 12th, 1941 (December 12 1941)DeathCesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero (born in 1915)
December 12th, 1940 (December 12 1940)EventWorld War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.
December 12th, 1940 (December 12 1940)BirthSharad Pawar, Indian politician
December 12th, 1940 (December 12 1940)BirthDionne Warwick, American singer
December 12th, 1939 (December 12 1939)EventWinter War: Battle of TolvajarviFinnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
December 12th, 1939 (December 12 1939)DeathDouglas Fairbanks, American actor (born in 1883)
December 12th, 1938 (December 12 1938)BirthConnie Francis, American singer
December 12th, 1937 (December 12 1937)EventPanay incident: Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
December 12th, 1937 (December 12 1937)BirthBuford Pusser, American sheriff (died in 1974)
December 12th, 1936 (December 12 1936)EventXi an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
December 12th, 1934 (December 12 1934)BirthMiguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico
December 12th, 1934 (December 12 1934)DeathThorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (born in 1894)
December 12th, 1932 (December 12 1932)BirthBob Pettit, American basketball player
December 12th, 1931 (December 12 1931)BirthLionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
December 12th, 1930 (December 12 1930)BirthBill Beutel, American journalist (died in 2006)
December 12th, 1929 (December 12 1929)BirthToshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
December 12th, 1929 (December 12 1929)BirthJohn Osborne, English dramatist (died in 1994)John Osborne Quotes
December 12th, 1929 (December 12 1929)DeathCharles Goodnight, American cattle baron (born in 1836)
December 12th, 1928 (December 12 1928)BirthChinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer
December 12th, 1927 (December 12 1927)BirthRobert Noyce, American inventor (died in 1990)
December 12th, 1926 (December 12 1926)DeathJean Richepin, French poet (born in 1849)
December 12th, 1925 (December 12 1925)EventThe Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
December 12th, 1925 (December 12 1925)BirthVladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
December 12th, 1925 (December 12 1925)BirthAhmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (died in 2000)
December 12th, 1924 (December 12 1924)BirthEd Koch, Mayor of New York City
December 12th, 1923 (December 12 1923)BirthBob Barker, American television game show host
December 12th, 1923 (December 12 1923)BirthKen Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
December 12th, 1923 (December 12 1923)DeathRaymond Radiguet, French author (born in 1903)
December 12th, 1920 (December 12 1920)BirthFred Kida, American comics artist
December 12th, 1919 (December 12 1919)BirthOlivia Barclay, English astrologer (died in 2001)
December 12th, 1919 (December 12 1919)BirthDan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (died in 2001)
December 12th, 1918 (December 12 1918)BirthJoe Williams, American singer (died in 1999)
December 12th, 1917 (December 12 1917)EventIn Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
December 12th, 1915 (December 12 1915)EventPresident of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
December 12th, 1915 (December 12 1915)BirthFrank Sinatra, American singer and actor (died in 1998)Frank Sinatra Quotes
December 12th, 1914 (December 12 1914)EventThe largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.
December 12th, 1914 (December 12 1914)BirthPatrick O Brian, English author (died in 2000)
December 12th, 1913 (December 12 1913)DeathEmperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (born in 1844)
December 12th, 1911 (December 12 1911)EventDelhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
December 12th, 1909 (December 12 1909)BirthKaren Morley, American actress (died in 2003)
December 12th, 1907 (December 12 1907)BirthRoy Douglas, English composer and orchestrator
December 12th, 1905 (December 12 1905)BirthManes Sperber, Austrian-born writer (died in 1984)
December 12th, 1904 (December 12 1904)BirthNicolas de Gunzburg, magazine editor and socialite (died in 1981)
December 12th, 1903 (December 12 1903)BirthDagmar Nordstrom, American composer (died in 1976)
December 12th, 1903 (December 12 1903)BirthYasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (died in 1963)
December 12th, 1902 (December 12 1902)BirthKoloman Sokol, Slovak painter (died in 2003)
December 12th, 1901 (December 12 1901)EventGuglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John s, Newfoundland.Guglielmo Marconi Quotes
December 12th, 1900 (December 12 1900)BirthSammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (died in 1988)
December 12th, 1897 (December 12 1897)EventBelo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded.
December 12th, 1894 (December 12 1894)DeathSir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada (born in 1845)
December 12th, 1893 (December 12 1893)BirthEdward G. Robinson, American actor (died in 1973)
December 12th, 1892 (December 12 1892)BirthHerman Potocnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (died in 1929)
December 12th, 1889 (December 12 1889)DeathRobert Browning, English poet (born in 1812)Robert Browning Quotes
December 12th, 1889 (December 12 1889)DeathViktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (born in 1804)
December 12th, 1887 (December 12 1887)BirthKurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (died in 1974)
December 12th, 1876 (December 12 1876)BirthAlvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (died in 1928)
December 12th, 1875 (December 12 1875)BirthGerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (died in 1953)Gerd von Rundstedt Quotes
December 12th, 1870 (December 12 1870)EventJoseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the first black U.S. congressman.
December 12th, 1870 (December 12 1870)BirthWalter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (died in 1912)
December 12th, 1866 (December 12 1866)BirthAlfred Werner, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1919)Alfred Nobel Quotes
December 12th, 1864 (December 12 1864)BirthPaul Elmer More, American essayist (died in 1937)
December 12th, 1863 (December 12 1863)BirthEdvard Munch, Norwegian painter (died in 1944)Edvard Munch Quotes
December 12th, 1862 (December 12 1862)EventUSS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
December 12th, 1858 (December 12 1858)DeathJacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (born in 1787)
December 12th, 1849 (December 12 1849)BirthWilliam Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (died in 1920)
December 12th, 1845 (December 12 1845)BirthBruce Price, American architect (died in 1903)
December 12th, 1843 (December 12 1843)DeathKing William I of the Netherlands, (born in 1772)William King Quotes
December 12th, 1821 (December 12 1821)BirthGustave Flaubert, French writer (died in 1880)Gustave Flaubert Quotes
December 12th, 1817 (December 12 1817)DeathEmperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (born in about 1751)
December 12th, 1812 (December 12 1812)EventFrench invasion of Russia comes to an end.
December 12th, 1806 (December 12 1806)BirthStand Watie, American Confederate general (died in 1871)
December 12th, 1805 (December 12 1805)BirthWilliam Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist (died in 1879)William Lloyd Garrison Quotes
December 12th, 1805 (December 12 1805)BirthHenry Wells, Founder of American Express (died in 1878)
December 12th, 1799 (December 12 1799)BirthKarl Briullov, Russian painter (died in 1852)
December 12th, 1791 (December 12 1791)BirthArchduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (died in 1847)
December 12th, 1790 (December 12 1790)DeathMikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (born in 1733) Philo Quotes
December 12th, 1789 (December 12 1789)DeathJohn Ponsonby, Irish politician (born in 1713)
December 12th, 1787 (December 12 1787)EventPennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution five days after Delaware became the first.
December 12th, 1786 (December 12 1786)BirthWilliam L. Marcy, American statesman (died in 1857)
December 12th, 1783 (December 12 1783)BirthNer Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (died in 1865)
December 12th, 1781 (December 12 1781)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Second Battle of UshantA Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt in HMS Victory, defeats a French fleet.
December 12th, 1779 (December 12 1779)BirthMadeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (died in 1865)
December 12th, 1766 (December 12 1766)DeathJohann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (born in 1700)
December 12th, 1754 (December 12 1754)DeathWu Jingzi, Chinese writer (born in 1701)
December 12th, 1751 (December 12 1751)DeathHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (born in 1678) Philo Quotes
December 12th, 1745 (December 12 1745)BirthJohn Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (died in 1829)
December 12th, 1724 (December 12 1724)BirthSamuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral (died in 1816)
December 12th, 1712 (December 12 1712)BirthPrince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (died in 1780)
December 12th, 1685 (December 12 1685)DeathJohn Pell, English mathematician (born in 1610)
December 12th, 1659 (December 12 1659)BirthFrancesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (died in 1739)
December 12th, 1610 (December 12 1610)BirthSaint Vasilije (died in 1671)
December 12th, 1586 (December 12 1586)DeathStefan Batory, King of Poland (born in 1533)
December 12th, 1574 (December 12 1574)BirthAnne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (died in 1619) James I of England Quotes
December 12th, 1574 (December 12 1574)DeathSelim II, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1524)
December 12th, 1569 (December 12 1569)DeathMetropolitan Philip of Moscow (born in 1507)
December 12th, 1418 (December 12 1418)BirthAlbert VI of Austria (died in 1463)
December 12th, 1408 (December 12 1408)EventOrder of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.
December 12th, 1298 (December 12 1298)BirthAlbert II of Austria (died in 1358)
December 12th, 1212 (December 12 1212)DeathGeoffrey, Archbishop of York
December 12th, 1098 (December 12 1098)EventFirst Crusade: Massacre of Ma arrat al-NumanCrusaders breach the town s walls and massacre about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they resort to cannibalism.
December 12th, 0884 (December 12 0884)DeathCarloman, King of the West Franks
December 12th, 0627 (December 12 0627)EventBattle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.

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