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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 12 May.

  1. Pres McKinley visits SF

  2. Yanks & Senators go 2nd straight extra inning tie - 4-4 in 15

  3. Airship Norge is 1st vessel over North Pole

  4. Chicago's Adler Planetarium opens - 1st in US

  5. Nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Muese River

  6. Axis forces in North Africa surrender

  7. 1st foreign woman ambassador received in US - SVL Pandit - India

  8. Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

  9. USSR launches 3-man crew in Voskhod I

  10. Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn

  11. Oilers 3-Isles 6 - Stanley Cup- Isles hold 2-0 lead

  12. World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans

Birthdays

These famous people were born on 12 May.

  1. 1812 - Edward Lear, in England, wrote in verse

  2. 1820 - Florence Nightingale, nurse, Florence, Italy

  3. 1828 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet, painter, Pre-Raphaelite

  4. 1842 - Jules Massenet, composer

  5. 1845 - Gabriel Faure, composer

  6. 1880 - Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights

  7. 1904 - Robert Baldwin, (L), helped establish cabinet government in Canada

  8. 1914 - Howard K. Smith, TV newsperson (ABC)

  9. 1925 - Yogi Barra, NY Yankee catcher

  10. 1929 - Burt Bacharach, composer

  11. 1936 - Tom Snyder, TV host (Tomorrow Show)

  12. 1937 - George Carlin, Comedian

  13. 1939 - Ronald Ziegler, Nixon's press secretary

  14. 1942 - Susan Hampshire, in London

  15. 1950 - Bruce Boxleitner

  16. 1950 - Shozo Fujii, judo champion

  17. 1968 - Prince, rock singer

  18. 1969 - Kim Fields, LA (Facts of Life)