Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unique Daily History - 12nd August

Let's check it out what was happen on 12nd August a long time ago....


  • 1121 - Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
  • 1164 - Battle of Harim: Nur ad - Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch .
  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World
  • 1549 - French troops occupy Ambleteuse England
  • 1553 - Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
  • 1588 - English fleet Commander Howard van Effingham call off chase of the Armada off coast of Scotland
  • 1676 - 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
  • 1831 - Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty
  • 1833 - Chicago is founded .
  • 1851 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine
  • 1856 - Anthony Fass patents accordion
  • 1877 - Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone , a sound recording device
  • 1898 - Hawaii formally annexed to US
  • 1898 - Peace protocol ends Spanish - American War, signed
  • 1901 - Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
  • 1914 - Great Britain declares war on Austria- Hungary
  • 1916 - Picasso , Max Jacob , Kisling , Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
  • 1941 - French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
  • 1942 - British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
  • 1952 - Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • 1953 - Ann Davison arrives in Miami, becoming the 1 st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
  • 1953 - Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands , 435 killed
  • 1953 - Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1962 - Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
  • 1963 - Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • 1972 - Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
  • 1976 - Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al- Za' tar , 2000 killed
  • 1977 - High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1977 - Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
  • 1978 - China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • 1979 - Iran press censors start massive book burnings
  • 1980 - Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association .
  • 1983 - General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
  • 1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
  • 1992 - Canada , Mexico , and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ).
  • 2013 - 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq
  • 2013 - 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013 - Ibrahim Boubacar Ke├»ta is elected President of Mali

"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity." - Cicero

"Some history repeat, it might be true. But I hope it's not the war." - Unique

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