August 12 in History – What happened on 12 August in Past

✅ Published on August 12th, 2021 in August in History

12 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 12, the day number in a year is 224 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 225. August 12 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 12 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
30Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the EgyptianPtolemaic dynasty, committed suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.
1323Sweden and the Novgorod Republic signed the Treaty of Nöteborgto temporarily end the Swedish–Novgorodian Wars.
1549French armies captured the ambulances of England.
1602Emperor Akbar's minister Abul Fazal was killed at the behest of Salim Mirza, who later became Emperor Jahangir.
1665The English fleet defeated the Dutch fleet.
1676Puritans and their Native American allies killed Wampanoagsachem Metacomet (known as 'King Philip'), essentially ending KingPhilip's War.
1765The Mughal ruler handed over the Diwali of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the East India Company. It is considered an important event in political and constitutional history.
1812Peninsular War: After the Battle of Salamanca, the combined English and Portuguese forces under the command of Wellington entered Madrid.
1813Austria declared war on France.
1822St. David's College was founded in modern day University of Wales, Lampeter) Wales by Bishop Thomas Burgess of St. Wales.
1833The city of Chicago was established in America.
1873A peace treaty was signed between the Khiva of Imperial Russia and Khanate, making it a Russian protectorate.
1877American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Deimos, the smallerof the two moons of Mars.
1879The first National Archery Association tournament was set in Chicago.
1883The last known quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra, diedat the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
1898Spanish-American War: American and Spanish Forces Abolished in Cuba.
1908Henry Ford's car company created the first car model.
1909The Indianapolis Motor Speed ​​Way opened in the United States.
1919Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space program, was born in Ahmedabad.
1920The Warsaw battle between Poland and Russia began.
1927Burdo Thodol was first published as The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the United States.
1936Diver Marjorie Gestring became the youngest Olympic gold medalist of 13 years (268 days).
1944After a week of indiscriminate killing of civilians in Wola,Warsaw, Poland, SS General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski ordered that anyremaining Poles be sent to labour or concentration camps.
1944The Battle of Falize Pocket began.
1950Korean War-Members of the North Korean People's Army executed 75 captured U.S. Army prisoners of war.
1952Thirteen Jewish poets in Moscow were executed for espionagebased on false confessions.
1955The famous German novelist Thomas Mann died. He gained a lot of fame from his The Magic Mountain novel.
1961The Federal Maritime Commission was established in the United States.
1964Due to the IOC conditions, including the refusal regarding demolishing its’ Apartheid Policies, South Africa are barred from the Olympic games in Tokyo. South Africa was not permitted into the Olympics in 1992 even after 28 years suspension.
1969Riots erupted in the Bogside area of Derry and spread acrossmuch of Northern Ireland.
1971Syria ended diplomatic relations with Jordan due to a border dispute.
1972Oil tankers hit Oswega Guardian and Texanita Stillby, South Africa.
1981IBM disclosed its first personal computer, the IBM 5150, which was sold at the price of $1,600 as a basic figure, but to buy fully functional PC with 64 kb of RAM and a single 5 1/4 inch floppy drive and monitor cost $3,005.
1981The IBM Personal Computer, the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform, was introduced.
1981IBM introduced its first personal computer, which was priced at 16 thousand dollars.
1985Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed into the ridge of MountTakamagahara in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 of 524 on board inthe world's worst single-aircraft aviation disaster.
1985Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed in Japan, killing 520 people, the worst single plane crash in history)
1990The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is found in Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota. It seems to be the most complete skeletons of T-Rex ever found and is named after Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist who discovered her. Sue (T-Rex) can now be admired at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois
1990American paleontologist Sue Hendrickson found the most completeskeleton of a Tyrannosaurus ever discovered near Faith, South Dakota,US.
1990The skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex or were found by the researchers. With the help of this skeleton, scientists came to know many things about the process of development of organisms.
2000The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navyexploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
2002Russia's nuclear submarine sank after a blast that killed all 118 people on board.
2005In an attempt to immigrate to the United States, 104 Ecuadorians are killed when their ship sinks in the Pacific Ocean. However, 9 people have been rescued after staying in the sea for two days.
2007Fossilized remains of an ancient cypress forest projected to be about 8 million years old are found in a coal mine in Bükkábrány, Hungary.
2008The United States Department of the Treasury puts restrictions on five Iranian companies for aiding the development of the nuclear program of Iran.
2009Astronomers have discovered a planet called WASP-17b, It is the first planet that orbits in the opposite direction to the spin of its star.
2009India's famous economist C. Rangarajan was appointed as the chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council.
2010Scientists declare the discovery of a chemical compound that destroys the reproduction abilities of bacteria, which are antibiotic-resistant.
2012The 30th Olympic Games ended in London.
2013India launches its first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.
2014Artur Avila, ManjulBhargava, Martin Hairer, and Maryam Mirzakhani are presented with Fields Medals. Mirzakhani became the first female and the first Iranian Fields medalist ever.



Famous Birthdays of August 12 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1948Siddaramaiah / Politician / India
1915Michael Kidd / Dancer / United States of America
1956Sidath Wettimuny / Cricketer / Sri Lanka
1945Dorothy E. Denning / Scientist / United States of America
1925Norris McWhirter / Activist / Scotland
1866Henrik Sillem / Mountaineer / Netherlands
1902Mohammad Hatta / Politician / Indonesia
1885Jean Cabannes / Academic / France
1954François Hollande / Politician / France
1925Guillermo Cano Isaza / Journalist / Colombia
1968Ülar Mark / Architect / Estonia
1868Lord Chelmsford / Governor General / United Kingdom
1969Aga Muhlach / Politician / Philippines
1976Antoine Walker / Basketball Player / United States of America
1976Brad Lukowich / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1904Tamás Lossonczy / Painter / Hungary
1966Tobias Ellwood / Politician / United States of America
1913Richard L. Bare / Producer / United States of America
1907Benjamin Sheares / Politician / Singapore
1977Jesper Grønkjær / Footballer / Denmark
1924Derek Shackleton / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1941L. M. Kit Carson / Actor / United States of America
1963Sir Mix-a-Lot / Producer / United States of America
1935John Cazale / Actor / United States of America
1919Vikram Sarabhai / Scientist / India
1871Gustavs Zemgals / Politician / Latvia
1934Robin Nicholson / Academic / United Kingdom
1988Matt Gillett / Rugby Player / Australia
1941Réjean Ducharme / Author / Canada
1973Jonathan Coachman / Basketball Player / United States of America

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