12 May

12 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 12th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International Nurses Day.
  • National Limerick Day
  • National Nutty Fudge Day
  • International Nurses Day
  • National Odometer Day
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Historic Events

1984: Robin Williams dressed as a cheerleader during 1984

Robin Williams dressed as a cheerleader during 1984

1949: The Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, in 1949.

1937: King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey, in 1937.

1900: An Indian holy man reads on a bed of nails, 1900

An Indian holy man reads on a bed of nails, 1900

1888: Japanese villagers stand amidst a huge boulder left from the collapse of Mt. Bandai, whose eruption had just erased multiple hamlets and reshaped the local topography, Fukushima, 1888

Japanese villagers stand amidst a huge boulder left from the collapse of Mt. Bandai, whose eruption had just erased multiple hamlets and reshaped the local topography, Fukushima, 1888

1780: Besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces during the Revolutionary War, 1780.

Famous Birthdays

  • Florence Nightingale was born.
  • Katharine Hepburn was born.
  • George Carlin was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Irena Sendler died.
  • Robert Reed died.
  • James Connolly died.

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