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December 12 - Today in History
By Staff
Dec 12, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0627 - Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
0884 - Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies
1098 - 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1112 - Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies
1474 - Isabella crowns herself queen of Castili´┐Ż & Aragon
1479 - Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 - Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
1527 - Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
1653 - Barebone-parliament ends
1677 - Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin
1700 - Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
1715 - Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
1769 - Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1787 - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
1791 - Bank of US opens
1792 - In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1800 - Washington DC established as capital of US
1822 - Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by United States
1843 - Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
1858 - 1st Canadian coins circulated (1, 5, 10 & 20)
1862 - Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
1862 - Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
1870 - Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Representatives
1871 - Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
1884 - 1st Test match played at the Adelaide Oval
1897 - Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest Romania
1897 - Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
1898 - 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
1899 - 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
1899 - George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1900 - National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing," composed
1901 - Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US
1903 - Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
1906 - Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish govt member, appointed Sec of Commerce
1913 - "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1913 - Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
1915 - 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
1915 - Aristide Briand forms French war government
1915 - Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
1916 - Worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)
1917 - French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
1917 - Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska
1925 - Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
1925 - Cossack officer/ex-premier Reza Chan becomes shah of Persia
1925 - Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over
1926 - Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' 1st Pianoconcert
1930 - Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
1930 - Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
1931 - Japanese Government of Imukai forms
1932 - USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
1936 - Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
1937 - NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
1937 - Washington Redskins win NFL championship
1937 - Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
1939 - Russian Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die
1940 - British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
1941 - European reservists on Java mobilizes
1941 - German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
1941 - Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
1942 - German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
1945 - Special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death
1946 - Tide detergent introduced
1946 - UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1947 - United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
1949 - AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
1950 - 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
1950 - Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
1952 - Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
1953 - Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1955 - 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell
1957 - Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1957 - US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
1958 - Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
1958 - Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur
1959 - UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1961 - Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36
1961 - Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany, Georgia
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
1963 - Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
1963 - Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1964 - Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1964 - Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
1965 - Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
1965 - Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
1965 - Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
1966 - US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
1967 - US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
1968 - Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
1968 - Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus" - never aired
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
1969 - Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
1970 - Polish government proclaims price rise
1970 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
1970 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 - Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
1973 - San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
1975 - Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1975 - Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford
1976 - QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet
1977 - Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
1979 - Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1979 - Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe
1980 - US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
1981 - Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
1981 - Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
1982 - $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
1982 - 57th Australian Womens Tennis: C Evert beats M Navratilova (63 26 63)
1982 - Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1983 - A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait
1985 - 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
1985 - DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
1985 - NASA launches space vehicle S-207
1986 - David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
1986 - James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in MSG
1986 - Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
1986 - South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
1987 - Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
1987 - Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
1987 - Rollermania at MSG, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
1988 - 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
1988 - NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
1988 - PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
1988 - Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1990 - US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
1990 - US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell leaves Kuwait
1991 - Actor Richard Gere marries super model Cindy Crawford
1991 - Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
1991 - NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
1991 - Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
1991 - Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test
1992 - 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
1992 - 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
1992 - Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
1992 - Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
1992 - NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
1995 - Israeli PM Shimon Peres address both house of US congress
1995 - NBA referees return to work after striking
1995 - Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
1996 - Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)
1996 - Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou
1997 - Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris
1997 - Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
1997 - Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 mph
1997 - Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
1997 - SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Florida, freeing 2 young hostages
1997 - TWA 800 hearings end
1997 - Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

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