This day in history - December 12

This day in history - December 12.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 12, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 12 encompassed events relating to the Siege of Maraat, Battle of Ushant, Sinking of USS Cairo, Oaks Colliery Disaster, First Transatlantic Radio Signal, Durbar of 1911, Foundation of Boys Town, Foundation of the Lebensborn e.V., Declaration of Hitler's Intention to Exterminate the Jews and Arrow Air Flight 1285 Disaster. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Bohemond of Taranto, Richard Kempenfelt, Comte de Guichen, Andrew Hull Foote, Mr. Dymond, Guglielmo Marconi, George V, Mary of Teck, Edward J. Flanagan, Heinrich Himmler, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and John Griffin.

Siege of Maraat - December 12, 1098: On this day in history, December 12, 1098, crucial events took place today in Maarat (Modern Day Syria), relating to the Siege of Maraat. During the First Crusade, Bohemond of Taranto began to besiege Maarat. By December 12, 1098 he had penetrated the walls and offered the Muslims safe passage if they surrendered. However, when they surrendered, they were massacred. Short of supplies, some of the starving knights ate dead muslims to survive. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1098 were Bohemond of Taranto. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Siege of Maraat *** Date: December 12, 1098 *** Place: Maarat (Modern Day Syria) *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 11th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Ushant - December 12, 1781: On this day in history, December 12, 1781, critical events took place today in Ushant, France, regarding the Battle of Ushant. When a French convoy, protected by the Comte de Guichen's fleet of 19 ships, left Brest, France, 13 British ships, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard on board HMS Victory, set off and intercepted them at Ushant. With the French protection fleet downwind, the British were able to capture 15 of the supply and troop ships. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1781 were Richard Kempenfelt, Comte de Guichen. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Battle of Ushant *** Date: December 12, 1781 *** Place: Ushant, France *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of USS Cairo - December 12, 1862: On this day in history, December 12, 1862, momentous events took place today in Mississippi, USA, with regard to the Sinking of USS Cairo. The Union Army's USS Cairo was an early American ironclad warship. On December 12, 1862, she was minesweeping in the Mississippi River, under the command of Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote, when she hit a mine and sunk. The mine was detonated from the river bank by volunteers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1862 were Andrew Hull Foote. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Sinking of USS Cairo *** Date: December 12, 1862 *** Place: Mississippi, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Oaks Colliery Disaster - December 12, 1866: On this day in history, December 12, 1866, crucial events took place today in Yorkshire, England, relating to the Oaks Colliery Disaster. A large explosion tore through the Oaks Colliery in Yorkshire, on December 12, 1866. The explosion had been caused by the ignition of firedamp. The proprietor, Mr. Dymond was one of the first to go down the mine to look for survivors. After several more explosions a total of 361 miners and rescuers had been killed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1866 were Mr. Dymond. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Oaks Colliery Disaster *** Date: December 12, 1866 *** Place: Yorkshire, England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Transatlantic Radio Signal - December 12, 1901: On this day in history, December 12, 1901, crucial events took place today in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, relating to the First Transatlantic Radio Signal. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi received a wireless radio signal at Signal Hill, St John's, Canada, that had been sent from Poldhu, Cornwall, England, on December 12, 1901. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1901 were Guglielmo Marconi. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: First Transatlantic Radio Signal *** Date: December 12, 1901 *** Place: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Durbar of 1911 - December 12, 1911: On this day in history, December 12, 1911, critical events took place today in Delhi, India, regarding the Durbar of 1911. The Durbar of 1911 took place on December 12, 1911, in the presence of King George V and Mary of Teck. The couple were proclaimed Emperor and Empress of India, and later on the same day King George V announced that India's capital would move from Calcutta to Delhi. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1911 were George V, Mary of Teck. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Durbar of 1911 *** Date: December 12, 1911 *** Place: Delhi, India *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of Boys Town - December 12, 1917: On this day in history, December 12, 1917, momentous events took place today in Nebraska, USA, with regard to the Foundation of Boys Town. Boys Town was founded by Roman Catholic Priest, Edward J. Flanagan, on December 12, 1917. It is an orphanage, that was originally called the City of Little Men, and is now a National Historic Landmark. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1917 were Edward J. Flanagan. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Foundation of Boys Town *** Date: December 12, 1917 *** Place: Nebraska, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of the Lebensborn e.V. - December 12, 1935: On this day in history, December 12, 1935, significant events took place today in Munich, Germany, respecting the Foundation of the Lebensborn e.V.. Lebensborn e.V. Was founded on December 12, 1935, in Munich, Nazi Germany. Heirich Himmler was in charge of the facility that sought to increase the birth rate of 'Aryan' children. During World War II, suitable children would be kidknapped and raised in Lebensborn Homes before being fostered. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1935 were Heinrich Himmler. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Foundation of the Lebensborn e.V. *** Date: December 12, 1935 *** Place: Munich, Germany *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Declaration of Hitler's Intention to Exterminate the Jews - December 12, 1941: On this day in history, December 12, 1941, important events took place today in Berlin, Germany, surrounding the Declaration of Hitler's Intention to Exterminate the Jews. A diary entry of Joseph Goebbels details a meeting of Nazi Party leaders held by Adolph Hitler in his private rooms in the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, on December 12, 1941. During the meeting, Hitler announced that the time had come to annihilate the Jews. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1941 were Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Declaration of Hitler's Intention to Exterminate the Jews *** Date: December 12, 1941 *** Place: Berlin, Germany *** Category: Holocaust *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrow Air Flight 1285 Disaster - December 12, 1985: On this day in history, December 12, 1985, critical events took place today in Newfoundland, Canada, regarding the Arrow Air Flight 1285 Disaster. Members of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army were aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285, captained by John Griffin, which was flying from Gander, Newfoundland, to Kentucky. Shortly after take off the aircraft lost altitude and crashed killing all 256 people on board. It's believed, but not confirmed, that a build up of ice on the wings caused the accident. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 12, 1985 were John Griffin. Facts on this day in History December 12: Events on this day in history: Arrow Air Flight 1285 Disaster *** Date: December 12, 1985 *** Place: Newfoundland, Canada *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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