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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1915

Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter

Birth
1916

French airship sinks British submarine D3

Event
1916

M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39

Death
1917

Russian Dumas sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets

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1917

Stalin, Kamenev and Muranov arrives in St Petersburg

Event
1917

Tom Normanton, British MP

Birth
1917

Googie Withers, Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)

Birth
1918

James Bracken, race horse trainer

Birth
1919

George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit," premieres in NYC

Event
1919

Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)

Event
1921

Gordon MacRae, East Orange NJ, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel)

Birth
1921

Giovanni Agnelli, CEO (Fiat Automakers)

Birth
1921

Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator

Birth
1921

Ralph Shapey, Phila, composer (Fantasy, Rituals)

Birth
1922

Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues)

Birth
1922

Helen Parrish, Columbus Ga, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business)

Birth
1922

Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)

Birth
1922

Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer

Birth
1923

Norbert Brainin, violinist

Birth
1923

Mstislav Rostropovich

Birth
1923

Hjalmar Andersen, Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1952)

Birth
1923

Walter M Schirra Jr, Hackensack NJ, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7)

Birth
1924

Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies

Death
1925

Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58

Death
1925

Georges Delerue, composer

Birth