This Day in History – May 12

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May 12

Every date has some hidden facts and mysteries associated with it. It can be unsolved mysteries of science, best inventions of the year, or even the day you started to work from home due to Covid- 19. In this blog, we will be providing you with some interesting events and facts that have happened on this day in history- May 12

What Happened in India on May 12?

1459 – The sun city was Rajasthan, Jodhpur was founded on this day.

1666 – Indian ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji was arrested in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

Credits: Hansi India

1906 – Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi started supporting the Home Rule for India.

1955 – On May 12 the first foundation stone of the national museum was laid

1992 – Santosh Yadav climbed Mount Everest for the first time on this day.

Credits: DD News

2019 – Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2019 by beating Chennai Super Kings by 1 run.

What Happened Around the World on May 12? 

1777 – On May 12 the first advertisement for Ice-cream was published in Philip Lenzi in the NY Gazette

1890 –  Prizefighting was legalized in Louisiana

1908 –   Nathan B. Stubblefield Patented wireless radio broadcasting.

1921 – Today was marked as the first hospital day in the USA

1956 – Cyclone and tidal waves hit east Pakistan

1958-  Nuclear test at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands performed by the USA

1967-  Pink Floyd performs 1st quadraphonic concert at the Games for May concert.

Credits: Clem LH

1967-  “Blowup” directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins  Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at  20th Cannes Film Festival

1950 – 500th home run hit by Ernie Banks

1993 – ABC’s “Wonder Years” final episode was aired in the Netherlands

1996 – Historic match between Yankees and Chicago White Sox. Yankees losing 8-0, came back to win 9-8.

Credits – Inside the white sox

1997 – After 400 years of a conflict peace deal between Russia & Chechnya 

2007 –  48 people killed in riots in Karachi, Pakistan that started with the arrival of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at Karachi’s airport.

2017 – Harry styles released his first debut solo album after the breakup of One Direction

2020 – Russia became the second country with the highest Covid-19 cases after the lockdown was lifted by President Putin.

2020 – Wuhan, the epicenter of coronavirus plans to test all 11 million residents after recording new 6 cases.

Credits: Anadolu Agency

Famous Birthdays on May 12

1820 – Florence Nightingale  founder of modern nursing and also a social reformer, statistician was born on May 12

Credits: StudyIQ Education

1937 – America’s famous stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author George Carlin was born in New York

1968 –  Famous American skateboarder Tony Hawks was born in California.

Credits: Ride Channel

1980 – Rishi Sunak is a British politician and chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020

1981 – American actor Rami Malek was born in California on this day.

1986 – The actor starring in The WB drama Everwood and ABC’s Brothers and Sisters Emily VanCamp was born on this day

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on May 12! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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