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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1889

Robert Browning, English poet (Ring and Book), dies at 77

Death
1889

Vaclav Stepan, composer

Birth
1893

Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)

Birth
1896

Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson

Birth
1897

Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest Romania

Event
1897

Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal

Event
1898

1st 1st-class game between NSW and Tasmania

Event
1899

George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee

Event
1899

1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii

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1900

National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," composed

Event
1901

Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

Event
1902

Howard Koch, screenwriter

Birth
1903

Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo

Event
1903

Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst

Birth
1904

Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland and S Africa)

Birth
1904

CMS McClellans "Leah Kleschna," premieres in NYC

Event
1906

Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish govt member, appointed Sec of Commerce

Event
1906

William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)

Birth
1907

Roy Douglas, composer

Birth
1907

Fred Elizalde, composer

Birth
1907

F van Heek, Dutch sociologist

Birth
1909

Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer

Birth
1911

Anna Russell, composer

Birth
1912

Yusef Bedri, educationist

Birth
1912

Luitpold von Bayern, prince-regent of Bayern, dies at 91

Death