Today in History, English
Today in History, English

91081August 12Event1164 – Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
91082August 12Event1323 – Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
91083August 12Event1499 – First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
91084August 12Event1624 – The president of Louis XIII of France's royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King's principal minister.
91085August 12Event1676 – Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War.
91086August 12Event1687 – Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottoman Empire.
91087August 12Event1765 – Treaty of Allahabad is signed. The Treaty marks the political and constitutional involvement and the beginning of Company rule in India.
91088August 12Event1793 – The Rhône and Loire départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
91089August 12Event1806 – Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires re-takes the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina after the first British invasion.
91090August 12Event1831 – French intervention forces William I of the Netherlands to abandon his attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution.
91091August 12Event1851 – Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
91092August 12Event1877 – Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
91093August 12Event1883 – The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
91094August 12Event1898 – An Armistice ends the Spanish–American War.
91095August 12Event1898 – The Hawaiian flag is lowered from ʻIolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.
91096August 12Event1914 – World War I: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
91097August 12Event1914 – World War I: The Battle of Haelen a.k.a. (Battle of the Silver Helmets) a clash between large Belgian and German cavalry formations at Halen, Belgium.
91098August 12Event1944 – Waffen-SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
91099August 12Event1944 – Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.
91100August 12Event1944 – Alençon is liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
91101August 12Event1947 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 29 relating to UN membership of Yemen and Pakistan is adopted.
91102August 12Event1948 – USS Nevada is struck from the naval record.
91103August 12Event1950 – Korean War: Bloody Gulch massacre—American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
91104August 12Event1952 – The Night of the Murdered Poets: Thirteen prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.
91105August 12Event1953 – Nuclear weapons testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
91106August 12Event1953 – The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
91107August 12Event1958 – Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white group portrait "A Great Day in Harlem" in front of a Brownstone in New York City.
91108August 12Event1960 – Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
91109August 12Event1964 – South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.
91110August 12Event1964 – Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers, escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.

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