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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1886

Hermann Grabner, composer

Birth
1886

Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)

Birth
1886

Albert Saverys, Flemish painter

Birth
1887

Nandor Zsolt, composer

Birth
1888

Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale

Event
1889

Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank

Birth
1890

Louisiana legalized prize fighting

Event
1891

Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname

Event
1894

Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC

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1894

Cleo Ridgely, NY, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama)

Birth
1895

Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]

Birth
1896

Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38

Death
1897

Battle at Thessaliā€°: Turkish army beats Greece

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1897

1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente Neth

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1897

Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53

Death
1897

Willem Roelofs, painter/lithographer, dies

Death
1898

Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters

Event
1900

Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)

Birth
1900

Lord Roberts' troops occupies Crown city

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1900

Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed

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1901

Hyam Greenbaum, composer

Birth
1901

Pres McKinley visits SF

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1902

Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor

Birth
1903

Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)

Birth
1903

Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)

Birth