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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1931

Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer (Spotlight)

Birth
1932

S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC

Event
1932

USSR and China resume diplomatic relations

Event
1932

Egon Richter, writer, dies

Death
1932

Robert Pettit, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)

Birth
1933

Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78

Death
1934

Habib Hassan Touma, composer

Birth
1936

Bengt Emil Johnson, composer

Birth
1936

Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth
1936

Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan

Event
1937

Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57

Death
1937

NBC and RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY

Event
1937

Washington Redskins win NFL championship

Event
1937

Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized and eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)

Event
1938

Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)

Birth
1938

Joel Chadabe, composer

Birth
1939

Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56

Death
1939

Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die

Event
1940

Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer

Birth
1940

British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

Event
1940

Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)

Birth
1941

Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis)

Birth
1941

European reservists on Java mobilizes

Event
1941

Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)

Birth
1941

Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk

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