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May 12th, 2008 (May 12 2008)Event2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 60,000 people
May 12th, 2008 (May 12 2008)DeathRobert Rauschenberg, American artist (born in 1925)
May 12th, 2007 (May 12 2007)DeathMullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (born in 1966?)
May 12th, 2007 (May 12 2007)DeathTeddy Infuhr, American former child actor (born in 1936)
May 12th, 2006 (May 12 2006)EventJustin Gatlin equals the 100 metres sprint world record with a time of 9.77 seconds in Doha, Qatar.
May 12th, 2006 (May 12 2006)DeathGillespie V. Montgomery, former U.S. representative from Mississippi (born in 1920)
May 12th, 2005 (May 12 2005)DeathMartin Lings, English Islamic scholar (born in 1909)
May 12th, 2005 (May 12 2005)DeathMonica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (born in 1937)
May 12th, 2003 (May 12 2003)EventThe Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26.
May 12th, 2003 (May 12 2003)EventFifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
May 12th, 2003 (May 12 2003)DeathPrince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (born in 1933)
May 12th, 2002 (May 12 2002)EventFormer US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro s 1959 revolution.Jimmy Carter Quotes
May 12th, 2002 (May 12 2002)DeathErich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit)
May 12th, 2001 (May 12 2001)DeathPerry Como, American singer (born in 1912)
May 12th, 2001 (May 12 2001)DeathAlexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (born in 1925)
May 12th, 2000 (May 12 2000)DeathAdam Petty, American race car driver (born in 1980)
May 12th, 1999 (May 12 1999)EventDavid Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
May 12th, 1999 (May 12 1999)DeathAbd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (born in 1910)
May 12th, 1999 (May 12 1999)DeathSaul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (born in 1914)
May 12th, 1995 (May 12 1995)BirthSullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, American actors
May 12th, 1995 (May 12 1995)DeathMia Martini, real name: Domenica Berte, Italian singer and song-writer (born in 1947)
May 12th, 1994 (May 12 1994)EventUnited Kingdom opposition leader John Smith dies in a London hospital after two serious heart attacks.
May 12th, 1994 (May 12 1994)DeathErik Erikson, German psychoanalyst (born in 1902)
May 12th, 1994 (May 12 1994)DeathJohn Smith, British politician (born in 1938)
May 12th, 1992 (May 12 1992)BirthMalcolm David Kelley, American actor
May 12th, 1992 (May 12 1992)DeathRobert Reed, American actor (born in 1932)
May 12th, 1992 (May 12 1992)DeathNikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (born in 1911)
May 12th, 1992 (May 12 1992)DeathLenny Montana, American actor (born in 1926)
May 12th, 1990 (May 12 1990)DeathChen Kenmin, Japanese chef (born in 1912)
May 12th, 1988 (May 12 1988)BirthMarcelo, Brazilian footballer
May 12th, 1986 (May 12 1986)BirthEmily VanCamp, Canadian actress
May 12th, 1986 (May 12 1986)DeathElisabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (born in 1897)
May 12th, 1985 (May 12 1985)BirthTally Hall, American soccer player
May 12th, 1985 (May 12 1985)DeathJean Dubuffet, French painter (born in 1901)
May 12th, 1983 (May 12 1983)BirthCharilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
May 12th, 1982 (May 12 1982)EventDuring a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an "agent of Moscow".
May 12th, 1981 (May 12 1981)EventFrancis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a republican campaign for political status to be granted to IRA prisoners.Ted Hughes Quotes
May 12th, 1981 (May 12 1981)BirthKentaro Sato, Japanese composer
May 12th, 1981 (May 12 1981)BirthLorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999
May 12th, 1980 (May 12 1980)EventWest Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
May 12th, 1979 (May 12 1979)BirthAndre Carter, American football player
May 12th, 1979 (May 12 1979)BirthErdinc Sacan, Turkish-Dutch politician
May 12th, 1979 (May 12 1979)BirthSteve Smith, American football player
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)EventIn Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba. The local government asks the U.S., France and Belgium to restore order.
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)BirthJason Biggs, American actor
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)BirthWilfred Le Bouthillier, Acadian singer
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)BirthJosh Phelps, American baseball player
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)BirthHossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter
May 12th, 1978 (May 12 1978)BirthAya Ishiguro, Japanese singer (formerly Morning Musume)
May 12th, 1977 (May 12 1977)BirthGraeme Dott, British snooker player
May 12th, 1977 (May 12 1977)BirthRebecca Herbst, American actress
May 12th, 1975 (May 12 1975)EventMayaguez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
May 12th, 1975 (May 12 1975)BirthJonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
May 12th, 1973 (May 12 1973)BirthKendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
May 12th, 1973 (May 12 1973)BirthTravis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Martial Quotes
May 12th, 1973 (May 12 1973)DeathArt Pollard, American racecar driver (born in 1927)
May 12th, 1971 (May 12 1971)BirthDoug Basham, American professional wrestler
May 12th, 1971 (May 12 1971)DeathHeinie Manush, American baseball player (born in 1901)
May 12th, 1970 (May 12 1970)BirthJim Furyk, American golfer
May 12th, 1970 (May 12 1970)BirthSamantha Mathis, American actress
May 12th, 1970 (May 12 1970)BirthMike Weir, Canadian golfer
May 12th, 1970 (May 12 1970)DeathNelly Sachs, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1891)
May 12th, 1969 (May 12 1969)BirthKim Fields, American actress
May 12th, 1969 (May 12 1969)BirthCesar Millan, professional dog trainer
May 12th, 1969 (May 12 1969)BirthKevin Nalty, famed YouTuber
May 12th, 1968 (May 12 1968)BirthMark Clark, American baseball player
May 12th, 1968 (May 12 1968)BirthTony Hawk, American skateboarder
May 12th, 1968 (May 12 1968)BirthScott Schwartz, American actor
May 12th, 1968 (May 12 1968)BirthCatherine Tate, British comedian
May 12th, 1967 (May 12 1967)EventAt Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert.
May 12th, 1967 (May 12 1967)BirthPaul D Amour, American bass guitarist (ex-Tool)
May 12th, 1967 (May 12 1967)DeathJohn Masefield, British writer (born in 1878)
May 12th, 1966 (May 12 1966)BirthStephen Baldwin, American actor
May 12th, 1966 (May 12 1966)BirthBebel Gilberto, Brazilian singer
May 12th, 1966 (May 12 1966)DeathFelix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (born in 1896)
May 12th, 1965 (May 12 1965)EventThe Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
May 12th, 1965 (May 12 1965)EventWest Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations.
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthPanagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player, Mayor of Piraeus
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthGavin Hood, South African film director
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthStefano Modena, Italian racing driver
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthCharles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (died in 2001)
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthJerry Trimble, American actor
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthDeborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)BirthVanessa A. Williams, American actress
May 12th, 1963 (May 12 1963)DeathBobby Kerr, Canadian runner (born in 1882)
May 12th, 1962 (May 12 1962)EventDouglas MacArthur delivers his famous "Duty, Honor, Country" valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
May 12th, 1962 (May 12 1962)BirthEmilio Estevez, American actor
May 12th, 1962 (May 12 1962)BirthBrett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
May 12th, 1961 (May 12 1961)BirthBilly Duffy, British guitarist (The Cult)
May 12th, 1961 (May 12 1961)BirthLar Park Lincoln, American actress
May 12th, 1961 (May 12 1961)BirthBruce McCulloch, Canadian actor
May 12th, 1961 (May 12 1961)BirthThomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
May 12th, 1960 (May 12 1960)BirthPaul Arcand, Quebec radio host, journalist and film director
May 12th, 1960 (May 12 1960)BirthIan Khan, British racing driver
May 12th, 1959 (May 12 1959)BirthVing Rhames, American actor
May 12th, 1958 (May 12 1958)EventA formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
May 12th, 1958 (May 12 1958)BirthAndreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
May 12th, 1958 (May 12 1958)BirthEric Singer, American drummer
May 12th, 1957 (May 12 1957)BirthLou Whitaker, American baseball player
May 12th, 1957 (May 12 1957)DeathAlfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (born in 1928)
May 12th, 1957 (May 12 1957)DeathErich von Stroheim, film director and actor (born in 1885)
May 12th, 1956 (May 12 1956)BirthBernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
May 12th, 1956 (May 12 1956)BirthGlenn Robbins, Australian comedian
May 12th, 1956 (May 12 1956)DeathLouis Calhern, American actor (born in 1895)
May 12th, 1955 (May 12 1955)EventThe last portion of the IRT Third Avenue Elevated in Manhattan closes.
May 12th, 1955 (May 12 1955)BirthKix Brooks, American musician
May 12th, 1952 (May 12 1952)EventGaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
May 12th, 1950 (May 12 1950)BirthBruce Boxleitner, American actor
May 12th, 1950 (May 12 1950)BirthGabriel Byrne, Irish actor
May 12th, 1950 (May 12 1950)BirthBilly Squier, American singer
May 12th, 1949 (May 12 1949)EventThe Soviet Union lifts its Blockade of Berlin.
May 12th, 1949 (May 12 1949)EventThe western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German statethe Federal Republic of Germany.
May 12th, 1948 (May 12 1948)BirthSteve Winwood, British musician (The Spencer Davis Group; Traffic)
May 12th, 1947 (May 12 1947)BirthMichael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
May 12th, 1947 (May 12 1947)BirthMicheline Lanctot, American film actor, director and screenwriter
May 12th, 1947 (May 12 1947)Birthcatherine yronwode, American writer and editor
May 12th, 1946 (May 12 1946)BirthL. Neil Smith, American science fiction author
May 12th, 1945 (May 12 1945)BirthAlan Ball, Jr., English footballer (died in 2007)
May 12th, 1945 (May 12 1945)BirthIan McLagan, British keyboardist (Small Faces)
May 12th, 1945 (May 12 1945)BirthPatrick Ricard, French businessman
May 12th, 1944 (May 12 1944)BirthJames Purify, American singer
May 12th, 1944 (May 12 1944)DeathMax Brand, American author (born in 1892)Max Brand Quotes
May 12th, 1944 (May 12 1944)DeathArthur Quiller-Couch, English writer (born in 1863)
May 12th, 1942 (May 12 1942)EventWorld War II: Second Battle of Kharkov - in the eastern Ukraine, the Soviet Army initiates a major offensive. During the battle the Soviets capture the city of Kharkov from the German Army, only to be encircled and destroyed.
May 12th, 1942 (May 12 1942)EventHolocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
May 12th, 1942 (May 12 1942)BirthIan Dury, British musician (died in 2000)
May 12th, 1942 (May 12 1942)BirthMichel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
May 12th, 1942 (May 12 1942)BirthBilly Swan, American songwriter and singer
May 12th, 1941 (May 12 1941)EventKonrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
May 12th, 1939 (May 12 1939)BirthMiltiadis Evert, Greek politician
May 12th, 1939 (May 12 1939)BirthReg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer
May 12th, 1939 (May 12 1939)BirthRon Ziegler, White House Press Secretary (died in 2003)
May 12th, 1938 (May 12 1938)BirthMillie Perkins, American film actress
May 12th, 1937 (May 12 1937)EventCoronation of King George VI of Britain at Westminster Abbey.
May 12th, 1937 (May 12 1937)BirthBeryl Burton, British cyclist (died in 1996)
May 12th, 1937 (May 12 1937)BirthGeorge Carlin, American comedian (died in 2008)George Carlin Quotes
May 12th, 1937 (May 12 1937)BirthSusan Hampshire, British actress
May 12th, 1936 (May 12 1936)BirthGuillermo Endara, President of Panama
May 12th, 1936 (May 12 1936)BirthTom Snyder, American television personality (died in 2007)
May 12th, 1936 (May 12 1936)BirthFrank Stella, American painter
May 12th, 1935 (May 12 1935)BirthFelipe Alou, Dominican baseball player and manager
May 12th, 1935 (May 12 1935)BirthJohnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
May 12th, 1935 (May 12 1935)DeathJozef Pilsudski, Polish statesman (born in 1867)
May 12th, 1933 (May 12 1933)BirthAndrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
May 12th, 1932 (May 12 1932)EventTen weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey just a few miles from the Lindberghs home.
May 12th, 1931 (May 12 1931)DeathEugene Ysaye, Belgian violinist (born in 1858)
May 12th, 1930 (May 12 1930)BirthJesus Franco, Spanish film director
May 12th, 1929 (May 12 1929)BirthDollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
May 12th, 1929 (May 12 1929)BirthSam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
May 12th, 1928 (May 12 1928)BirthBurt Bacharach, American composer
May 12th, 1928 (May 12 1928)BirthHenry Cosby, African-American songwriter (died in 2002)
May 12th, 1926 (May 12 1926)EventUK General Strike 1926: in the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
May 12th, 1925 (May 12 1925)BirthYogi Berra, American baseball playerYogi Berra Quotes
May 12th, 1925 (May 12 1925)DeathAmy Lowell, American poet (born in 1874)Amy Lowell Quotes
May 12th, 1924 (May 12 1924)BirthAlexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
May 12th, 1924 (May 12 1924)BirthTony Hancock, British comedian (died in 1968)
May 12th, 1922 (May 12 1922)BirthMarco Denevi, Argentine writer (died in 1998)
May 12th, 1921 (May 12 1921)BirthJoseph Beuys, German artist (died in 1986)
May 12th, 1921 (May 12 1921)BirthFarley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist
May 12th, 1918 (May 12 1918)BirthJulius Rosenberg, Soviet spy (died in 1953)
May 12th, 1917 (May 12 1917)BirthFrank Clair, Canadian football coach (died in 2005)
May 12th, 1916 (May 12 1916)DeathJames Connolly, Irish socialist (born in 1868)
May 12th, 1915 (May 12 1915)BirthMary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (died in 2001)
May 12th, 1914 (May 12 1914)BirthBertus Aafjes, Dutch poet (died in 1993)
May 12th, 1914 (May 12 1914)BirthHoward K. Smith, American journalist (died in 2002)
May 12th, 1912 (May 12 1912)BirthArchibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (died in 2004)
May 12th, 1910 (May 12 1910)BirthCharles B. Fulton, American jurist (died in 1996)
May 12th, 1910 (May 12 1910)BirthDorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British biochemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1994) Crowfoot Quotes
May 12th, 1907 (May 12 1907)BirthLeslie Charteris, British author and screenwriter (died in 1993)
May 12th, 1907 (May 12 1907)BirthKatharine Hepburn, American actress (died in 2003)Katharine Hepburn Quotes
May 12th, 1907 (May 12 1907)DeathJoris-Karl Huysmans, French author (born in 1848)
May 12th, 1903 (May 12 1903)BirthWilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (died in 1991)
May 12th, 1900 (May 12 1900)BirthHelene Weigel, German actress (died in 1971)
May 12th, 1899 (May 12 1899)BirthIndra Devi, Latvian Yoga Instructor (died in 2002)
May 12th, 1895 (May 12 1895)BirthWilliam Giauque, American chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1982)
May 12th, 1895 (May 12 1895)BirthJiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (died in 1986)Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes
May 12th, 1892 (May 12 1892)BirthFritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (died in 1970)
May 12th, 1890 (May 12 1890)EventThe first-ever official County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
May 12th, 1889 (May 12 1889)BirthOtto Frank, father of Anne Frank (died in 1980)Anne Frank Quotes
May 12th, 1889 (May 12 1889)DeathJohn Cadbury, English chocolate entrepreneur (born in 1801)
May 12th, 1885 (May 12 1885)EventNorth-West Rebellion: the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Metis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
May 12th, 1884 (May 12 1884)DeathBedrich Smetana, Czech composer (born in 1824)
May 12th, 1881 (May 12 1881)EventIn North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
May 12th, 1880 (May 12 1880)BirthLincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (died in 1951)
May 12th, 1876 (May 12 1876)DeathGeorgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (born in 1843)
May 12th, 1874 (May 12 1874)BirthClemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (died in 1929)
May 12th, 1873 (May 12 1873)EventOscar II of Sweden-Norway is crowned King of Sweden.
May 12th, 1871 (May 12 1871)DeathAnselme Payen, French physicist (born in 1795)
May 12th, 1870 (May 12 1870)EventThe Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
May 12th, 1867 (May 12 1867)BirthHugh Trumble, Australian cricketer (died in 1938)
May 12th, 1867 (May 12 1867)DeathFriedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (born in 1795)
May 12th, 1865 (May 12 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: the Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
May 12th, 1864 (May 12 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle".
May 12th, 1864 (May 12 1864)DeathJ. E. B. Stuart, American soldier from Virginia and a Confederate Army general (born in 1833)
May 12th, 1863 (May 12 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson s XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton s defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.Gene Ray Quotes
May 12th, 1862 (May 12 1862)EventU.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
May 12th, 1860 (May 12 1860)DeathCharles Barry, English architect (born in 1795)
May 12th, 1859 (May 12 1859)DeathSergei Aksakov, Russian writer (born in 1791)
May 12th, 1856 (May 12 1856)DeathJacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (born in 1786)
May 12th, 1850 (May 12 1850)BirthHenry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (died in 1924)Henry Cabot Lodge Quotes
May 12th, 1845 (May 12 1845)BirthGabriel Faure, French composer (died in 1924)
May 12th, 1845 (May 12 1845)DeathJanos Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (born in 1763)
May 12th, 1842 (May 12 1842)BirthJules Massenet, French composer (died in 1912)
May 12th, 1829 (May 12 1829)BirthPavlos Carrer, Greek composer (died in 1896)
May 12th, 1828 (May 12 1828)BirthDante Gabriel Rossetti, British poet (died in 1882)Dante Gabriel Rossetti Quotes
May 12th, 1821 (May 12 1821)EventThe first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
May 12th, 1820 (May 12 1820)BirthFlorence Nightingale, British nurse (died in 1910)Florence Nightingale Quotes
May 12th, 1812 (May 12 1812)BirthEdward Lear, British author and poet (died in 1888)
May 12th, 1806 (May 12 1806)BirthJohan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (died in 1881)
May 12th, 1804 (May 12 1804)BirthRobert Baldwin, Canadian politician (died in 1858)
May 12th, 1803 (May 12 1803)BirthJustus von Liebig, German chemist (died in 1873)
May 12th, 1801 (May 12 1801)DeathNicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (born in 1734)
May 12th, 1798 (May 12 1798)DeathGeorge Vancouver, British navy officer and explorer (born in 1757)
May 12th, 1797 (May 12 1797)EventFirst Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
May 12th, 1796 (May 12 1796)DeathJohann Peter Uz, German poet (born in 1720)
May 12th, 1792 (May 12 1792)DeathCharles Simon Favart, French dramatist (born in 1710)
May 12th, 1784 (May 12 1784)DeathAbraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (born in 1710) Abraham Quotes
May 12th, 1780 (May 12 1780)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
May 12th, 1767 (May 12 1767)BirthManuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (died in 1851)
May 12th, 1759 (May 12 1759)DeathLambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (born in 1700)
May 12th, 1748 (May 12 1748)DeathThomas Lowndes, English astronomer (born in 1692)
May 12th, 1725 (May 12 1725)BirthLouis Philippe I, Duke of Orleans (died in 1785)
May 12th, 1708 (May 12 1708)DeathAdolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (born in 1658)
May 12th, 1700 (May 12 1700)BirthLuigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (died in 1773)
May 12th, 1700 (May 12 1700)DeathJohn Dryden, English writer (born in 1631)
May 12th, 1699 (May 12 1699)DeathLucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (born in 1626)
May 12th, 1689 (May 12 1689)EventKing William s War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.William King Quotes
May 12th, 1684 (May 12 1684)DeathEdme Mariotte, French physicist and priest
May 12th, 1670 (May 12 1670)BirthFrederick Augustus I of Poland (died in 1733)
May 12th, 1641 (May 12 1641)DeathThomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, English statesman (born in 1593)
May 12th, 1634 (May 12 1634)DeathGeorge Chapman, English writer
May 12th, 1626 (May 12 1626)BirthLouis Hennepin, Flemish missionary (died in 1705)
May 12th, 1622 (May 12 1622)BirthLouis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (died in 1698)
May 12th, 1590 (May 12 1590)BirthCosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (died in 1621)
May 12th, 1588 (May 12 1588)EventFrench Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city.
May 12th, 1551 (May 12 1551)EventNational University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
May 12th, 1496 (May 12 1496)BirthGustav I of Sweden (died in 1560)
May 12th, 1465 (May 12 1465)DeathThomas Palaeologus, Despot of the Despotate of Morea
May 12th, 1401 (May 12 1401)BirthEmperor Shoko (died in 1428)
May 12th, 1382 (May 12 1382)DeathQueen Joan I of Naples (born in 1327)
May 12th, 1364 (May 12 1364)EventJagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Krakow, Poland.
May 12th, 1328 (May 12 1328)EventAntipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
May 12th, 1264 (May 12 1264)EventThe Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
May 12th, 1191 (May 12 1191)EventRichard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.
May 12th, 1012 (May 12 1012)DeathPope Sergius IV
May 12th, 1003 (May 12 1003)DeathPope Silvester II

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