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What Happened on May 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Paris knife attack: A man is fatally shot by police in Paris after killing one and injuring several others.
2017 The WannaCry ransomware attack impacts over 400,000 computers worldwide, targeting computers of the United Kingdom's National Health Services and Telefónica computers.
2015 A train derailment in Philadelphia kills eight people and injures more than 200.
2015 Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.
2010 Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.
2008 An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
2006 Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.
2006 Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
2003 The Riyadh compound bombings in Saudi Arabia, carried out by al-Qaeda, kill 39 people.
2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since the Cuban Revolution.
1998 Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto.
1989 The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people, only to be followed a week later by an underground gasoline pipeline explosion, which kills two more people.
1982 During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.
1978 In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga); the local government asks the US, France and Belgium to restore order.
1975 Indochina Wars: Democratic Kampuchea naval forces capture the SS Mayaguez.
1968 Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral.
1965 The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
1949 Cold War: The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
1948 Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cedes the throne to her daughter Juliana.
1942 World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: In eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
1942 World War II: The U.S. tanker SS Virginia is torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German submarine U-507.
1941 Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1937 The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.
1933 The Agricultural Adjustment Act, which restricts agricultural production through government purchase of livestock for slaughter and paying subsidies to farmers when they remove land from planting, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1933 President Roosevelt signs legislation creating the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the predecessor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
1932 Ten weeks after his abduction, Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, is found dead near Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
1926 The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
1926 The 1926 United Kingdom general strike ends.
1888 In Southeast Asia, the North Borneo Chartered Company's territories become the British protectorate of North Borneo.
1885 North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
1881 In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1870 The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
1865 American Civil War: The Battle of Palmito Ranch: The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: Union troops assault a Confederate salient known as the "Mule Shoe", with some of the fiercest fighting of the war, much of it hand-to-hand combat, occurring at "the Bloody Angle" on the northwest.
1863 American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: Two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.
1862 American Civil War: Union Army troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1846 The Donner Party of pioneers departs Independence, Missouri for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship and cannibalism.
1821 The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks is fought in Valtetsi.
1808 Finnish War: Swedish-Finnish troops, led by Captain Karl Wilhelm Malmi, conquers the city of Kuopio from Russians after the Battle of Kuopio.
1797 War of the First Coalition: Napoleon Bonaparte conquers Venice.
1780 American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
1778 Heinrich XI, count of the Principality of Reuss-Greiz, is elevated to Prince by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor.
1743 Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
1593 London playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.
1588 French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry I, Duke of Guise, enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
1551 National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
1510 The Prince of Anhua rebellion begins when Zhu Zhifan kills all the officials invited to a banquet and declares his intent on ousting the powerful Ming dynasty eunuch Liu Jin during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor.
1497 Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.
1364 Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków.
1328 Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1191 Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus;
907 Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.
254 Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I, becoming the 23rd pope of the Catholic Church, and immediately takes a stand against Novatianism.
Famous People Born on May 12

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Year Name
1970 Jim Furyk, American golfer
1839 Tôn Thất Thuyết, Vietnamese mandarin (d. 1913)
1950 Bruce Boxleitner, American actor and author
1932 Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe, South African-English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1867 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (d. 1938)
1983 Virginie Razzano, French tennis player
1936 Frank Stella, American painter and sculptor
1922 Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)
1970 Samantha Mathis, American actress
1946 Daniel Libeskind, American architect, designed the Imperial War Museum North and Jewish Museum
Famous People Deaths On May 12

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Date Name
1331 Engelbert of Admont, Benedictine abbot and scholar
2013 Gerd Langguth, German political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1946)
1964 Agnes Forbes Blackadder, Scottish medical doctor (b. 1875)
1003 Sylvester II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 946)
1845 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet and academic (b. 1763)
1995 Ștefan Kovács, Romanian football player and coach (b. 1920)
1973 Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (b. 1888)
2005 Ömer Kavur, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2012 Jan Bens, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1921)
1985 Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (b. 1901)