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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1921

National Hospital Day 1st observed

Event
1921

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies

Death
1921

Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician

Birth
1921

Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate

Birth
1921

Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan, composer

Birth
1921

Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter

Birth
1922

Barend Busnac, office clerk/resistance fighter

Birth
1923

49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6

Event
1923

Ewart G Abner, record company executive

Birth
1923

Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)

Birth
1923

Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire

Birth
1924

Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82

Death
1924

50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2

Event
1924

7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

Event
1925

Lawrence "Yogi" Berra, catcher/coach/manager (NY Yankees, Mets)

Birth
1925

Uzbekistan and Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Event
1925

Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament

Event
1925

Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82

Death
1925

Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51

Death
1925

Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71

Death
1925

Tony Hancock, Birmingham England, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box)

Birth
1925

John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)

Birth
1926

Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

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1926

British general strike ends

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1926

Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole

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