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

✅ Published on May 12th, 2019 in May in History

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

According to Gregory calendar, on May 12, the day number in a year is 132 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 133. May 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.

May 12 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
907Zhu Wen forced Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the TangDynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.
1364King of Poland Casimir III issued a royal charter to establish Jagiellonian University, the nation's oldest university.
1459Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur. His father Rao Ranmal was the ruler of Marwar. He built the Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur, Rao Brahmabhatta is a descendant of Rao Jodha.
1510Zhu Zhifan, the Prince of Anhua (in modern Shaanxi, China),began an unsuccessful revolt against the reign of the Zhengde Emperor.
1551The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university inthe Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru.
1588An apparently spontaneous public uprising arose in staunchlyCatholic Paris against the moderate policies of Henry III.
1739John Wesley laid the foundation stone of Bristol, the world's first Methodist meeting house in New Room, England.
1777The first advertisement for ice cream was released. The ad appeared in the New York Gazette, when confectioner Philip Lenzi announced that ice cream was available almost every day. Records kept by a Chatham Street, New York, businessman state that President George Washington spent about $ 200 for snow
1777The first ice cream advertisement shown on television was Philip Lenji-New York Gadget).
1780British troops captured Charleston, South Carolina.
1839The socialist activist Luis Augusti Blaqui and the Sएtete des Sassons launched a revolt against the French government.
1847William Clayton invented the odometer.
1865In the last major clash of arms of the American Civil War, the Union Army engaged the Confederates along the banks of the Rio Grandeeast of Brownsville, Texas.
1881Under the threat of invasion, the Bey of Tunis Muhammad IIIas-Sadiq signed the Treaty of Bardo to make Tunisia a Frenchprotectorate.
1885The Provisional Government of Saskatchewan was decisivelydefeated at the Battle of Batoche, which led to the end of the North-West Rebellion three days later.
1902In Pennsylvania, one lakh 40 thousand workers of anthracite coal strike.
1921The first National Hospital Day was celebrated. And the US celebrates National Nursing Week every year from 6 May to 12 May (Florence Nightingale's birthday).
1926Italian built semi-rigid airship Norge completed the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first airship to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America.
1926The Trades Union Congress, a federation of British tradeunions, announced that it would end its week-long general strike 'indefence of [coal] miners' wages and hours'.
1926The crew of the airship Norge, led by RoaldAmundsen, became the first people to make a verified trip to the NorthPole.
1926Airship Norgay became the first vessel to fly to the North Pole.
1932Wilhelm Groener resigned as Germany's defense minister.
1941Z3, the world’s first working programmable and fully automatic digital computer was presented to an audience of scientists in Berlin on May 12, 1941. Z3 was designed by German civil engineer Konard Zuse who is often regarded as the inventor of computer.
1941German engineer Konrad Zuse presented the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automaticcomputer, to an audience of scientists in Berlin.
1942World War II-Soviet forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenkolaunched a major offensive in the eastern Ukraine, only to be encircledand destroyed by German troops two weeks later.
1942The second battle of Kharkov began.
1949Vijayalakshmi Pandit became the first foreign woman ambassador of independent India.
1955Austria regained its full independence on May 12, 1955 as it remained under the Allied occupation from 1945 to 1955 even after the end of World War II. The state of Austria was the first victim of Nazi aggression and this controversial foreign policy of the National Socialist is termed as Victim Theory in the history.
1955The Allied occupation of Austria came to an end, with thenation regaining its independence ten years after the end of WorldWar II.
1958Canada and the United States signed a formal agreementestablishing the North American Air Defense Command to provide aerospacewarning and defense for North America.
1965Luna 5, an unmanned Soviet spacecraft, got failed on May 12, 1965 in its attempt of first smooth landing on the surface of Moon by any spacecraft. It was the second Soviet spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon after Luna 2 in 1959.
1965West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
1966Bush Memorial Stadium opened in St. Louis Missouri.
1968The 1st Australian Task Force began the defence of Fire Support Base Coral in the largest unit-level action of the Vietnam War for the Australian Army.
197412th May was declared as the International Nurses Day as it the birth anniversary of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. The International Council of Nurses has been celebrated this day by distributing the International Nurses Day kit.
1975The Mayaguez incident, the last official battle of the Vietnam between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the United States, took place on May 12, 1975 as the American container ship SS Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces.
1975The Cambodian navy seized the American container ship SSMayaguez in recognized international waters, but claimed as territorialwaters by Cambodia.
1984The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, themed on The World of Rivers-Fresh Waters as a Source of Life”, was opened on May 12, 1984 in New Orleans, United States and ended on November 11, 1984. It was declared bankrupt during its run due to low attendance
1992Ingrid Baeyens became the first Belgium woman to ascend the Summit of Mount Everest on May 12, 1992 as a member of the New Zealand Adventure Consultants Everest Expedition.
1997Susie Maroney, an Australian marathon swimmer, became the first person to swim the 180 km Florida Straits from Cuba to the United States on May 12, 1997 at the age of 22. She was also the fastest female to swim two way English Channel crossing in only 17 hours and 14 minutes in 1991 at the age of 17.
1997Russia and Chechnya signed a peace deal after 400 years of conflict.
1998Four students were shot and killed at Trisakti University inIndonesia, leading to widespread riots and eventually the fall ofSuharto.
2006A cartoon that allegedly compared Iranian Azeris to cockroaches was published in an Iranian magazine, sparking riots throughout the country.
2007During the Karachi visit of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, 50 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the rioting.
2008The Great Sichuan Earthquake occurred on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province, China with the magnitude of 8.0 Ms. It was the deadliest earthquake to hit China since 1976 and 21st earthquake of all time, killing 69, 197 people and left 18, 222 people missing.
2008In Postville, Iowa, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementconducted the largest-ever raid of a workplace and arrested nearly 400immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
2008The earthquake in Sichuan, China, killed more than 69000 people.



Famous Birthdays of May 12 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1930Jesus Franco / Director / Spain
1936Guillermo Endara / Politician / Panama
1929Sam Nujoma / Politician / Namibia
1912Marshal Royal / Saxophonist / United States of America
1850Henry Cabot Lodge / Politician / United States of America
1983Yujiro Kushida / Wrestler / Japan
1963Vanessa A. Williams / Actress / United States of America
1981Rami Malek / Actor / United States of America
1958Eric Singer / Writer / United States of America
1995Irina Khromacheva / Tennis Player / Russia
1986Emily VanCamp / Actress / Canada
1988Marcelo Vieira / Footballer / Brazil
1950Bruce Boxleitner / Actor / United States of America
1956Asad Rauf / Cricketer / Pakistan
1921Joseph Beuys / Sculptor / Germany
1937Susan Hampshire / Actress / United Kingdom
1910Dorothy Hodgkin / Biochemist / United Kingdom
1955Kix Brooks / Writer / United States of America
1874Clemens von Pirquet / Pediatrician / Austria
1963Panagiotis Fasoulas / Politician / Greece
1985Jeroen Simaeys / Footballer / Belgium
1972Doug Basham / Wrestler / United States of America
1944Chris Patten / Politician / United Kingdom
1915Tony Strobl / Animator / United States of America
1925Yogi Berra / Baseball Player / United States of America
1889Otto Frank / Business Man / Germany
1845Gabriel Fauré / Painist / France
1622Louis de Buade de Frontenac / Politician / France
1926Viren J. Shah / Politician / India
1959Ving Rhames / Actor / United States of America

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