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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1912

R Friml/O Harbachs musical "Firefly," premieres in NYC

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1913

"Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered

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1913

Stanley Bate, composer

Birth
1913

Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)

Birth
1913

Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools

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1913

Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)

Birth
1914

Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)

Birth
1914

Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport La

Death
1915

1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau Germany

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1915

Aristide Briand forms French war govt

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1915

Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia

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1915

Frank Sinatra, Hoboken, vocalist/actor (old blue eyes)

Birth
1916

Worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)

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1917

Heinrich B”ll, Germ, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) [OS]

Birth
1917

Edward Firth Henderson, arabist

Birth
1917

Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb

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1917

French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543

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1918

Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Cura‡ao writer (Nanzi)

Birth
1918

Joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)

Birth
1920

Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse," premieres in Paris

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1920

Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82

Death
1920

Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75

Death
1921

Henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies

Death
1922

Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)

Birth
1923

Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)

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