Historical Events on 12th May

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254 - Stephan I replaces Lucius I as Catholic Pope
919 - Duke Henry of Saxony becomes King Henry I of Oostfrankischreich
1082 - Battle at Mailberg: Vratislav II of Bohemia beats Leopold II of Austr
1215 - English barons serve ultimatum on King John; leads to Magna Carta
1328 - Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and assembly of priests select P Rainalducci as anti-Pope Nicolaas V
1328 - Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1459 - Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
1525 - Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttemberg farmers
1534 - German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
1551 - San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens
1588 - Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
1604 - Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
1640 - Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV
1689 - England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
1695 - English king William III departs to Netherlands
1701 - Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
1733 - Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
1776 - Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns
1777 - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
1780 - British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina (Revolutionary War)
1789 - Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
Abolitionist William WilberforceAbolitionist William Wilberforce 1789 - William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in UK House of Commons, reasons the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice
1792 - Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
1797 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1821 - The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
1832 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
1835 - Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile
1849 - Willem Alexander PFL crowned king Willem III in Amsterdam
1862 - Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1863 - Battle of Raymond, Miss
1864 - US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
1864 - US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War
1864 - US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigadier general
1865 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1870 - Manitoba becomes a province of Canada
1871 - Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky
1873 - Oscar II of Sweden-Norway is crowned King of Sweden.
1874 - US Assay Office in Helena, Montana, authorized
1875 - 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
1877 - Ottawa Rough Riders 1st outside competition vs Britannia
1881 - Treaty of Bardo, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate
Politician Louis RielPolitician Louis Riel 1885 - The Battle of Batoche concludes. Louis Riel and and the Metis defeated by Frederick Middleton, leds to collapse of Provincial Government of Saskatchewan and surrender of Riel
1888 - Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale
1890 - Louisiana legalized prize fighting
1890 - The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
1891 - Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo, Suriname
1894 - Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
1897 - 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente, Netherlands
1897 - Battle at Thessalie: Turkish army beats Greece
1898 - Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters
1900 - Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed
1900 - Lord Roberts' troops occupy Crown city
1901 - US President McKinley visits San Francisco
1902 - Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1908 - George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" premieres in London
1908 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield
1909 - 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
1910 - 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
1910 - Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
1911 - American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia
1913 - Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
1915 - Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250
1915 - Franklin K Mathiews presents idea of "Book Week"
1916 - James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin
1917 - 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
1917 - 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
1919 - Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
1919 - The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies
1921 - National Hospital Day 1st observed
1923 - 49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
1924 - 50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1924 - 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind
1925 - Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
1925 - Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 - Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
1926 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad
1926 - General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime
1926 - Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
1926 - British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1928 - Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy
1928 - Opium laws enforced
1929 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
1930 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
1932 - Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ
1933 - Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers
1934 - "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1
1934 - 60th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
1936 - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1937 - St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
1937 - Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.
1938 - Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
1940 - French mariners occupy St Maarten
1940 - German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug
1940 - Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing Muese River
1941 - British forces march into Alexandria
1941 - Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1942 - 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 1942 - David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
1942 - Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River
1942 - Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943
1943 - Axis forces in North Africa surrender
1943 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA
1943 - German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
1944 - 900+ 8th US Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brux
1944 - Crimea purged of Nazi troops
1944 - Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates
1949 - 1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)
Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi PanditIndian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 1950 - Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
1951 - 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
1952 - Charlton Playground named in Bronx
1952 - Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
1953 - KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
1955 - Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0)
1956 - Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
1956 - East Pakistan struck by cyclone & tidal waves
1957 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
1958 - "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #40
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Author Henry MillerAuthor Henry Miller 1959 - "Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances
1960 - Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special
1961 - Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
1962 - Grevelingen dam closes
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open
1963 - Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama
1964 - Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1965 - Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1966 - St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
1967 - H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
1967 - Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
1968 - "March of Poor" under Rev Abernathy reach Washington, DC
1968 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1968 - WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting
1969 - Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1970 - Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
1970 - Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
1970 - KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 - Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
1972 - Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
1973 - 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1973 - Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
1974 - 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
1974 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
1975 - US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
1976 - Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1
1977 - 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
1977 - Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation
1978 - US Commerce Dept says hurricane names will no longer be only female
1979 - Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end
1980 - 1st nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1980 - West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
1981 - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 perfs
1981 - Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn
1982 - FC Barcelona wins 22nd Europe Cup II
1982 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
1982 - US Football League forms
1982 - In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II
1983 - Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1983 - Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1984 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-D
1984 - France performs nuclear test
1984 - Joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on same hole
1984 - South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years
1984 - White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
1984 - World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
1985 - Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
1985 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1986 - President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator
1986 - Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif
1988 - "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
1989 - "Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance
1989 - Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
1989 - Retired Brit pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
1990 - 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
1990 - Comic Relief USA '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million
1990 - Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 1991 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1991 - A new cancer drug is announced which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest
1992 - 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
1993 - Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
1993 - Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS
1993 - Last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1993 - Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II
1994 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Anne Marie Duggan
1995 - Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
1995 - Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
NHL Goalie Martin BrodeurNHL Goalie Martin Brodeur 1995 - Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4
1996 - "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
1996 - "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1996 - 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
1996 - Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
1997 - 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
1997 - Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
1997 - Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
LPGA Golfer Laura DaviesLPGA Golfer Laura Davies 1997 - Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida

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