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  • Tampere, Finland
    Friday May 12, 1865

    Nokia

    Establishement

    Tampere, Finland
    Friday May 12, 1865

    Nokia's history dates back to 1865, when Finnish-Swede mining engineer Fredrik Idestam established a pulp mill near the town of Tampere, Finland (then in the Russian Empire).




  • France
    Wednesday May 12, 1886

    Eiffel Tower

    Commission was set up to examine Eiffel's scheme and its rivals

    France
    Wednesday May 12, 1886

    On 12 May, a commission was set up to examine Eiffel's scheme and its rivals.




  • Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Marriage

    Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    While at Wilberforce, Du Bois married Nina Gomer, one of his students, on May 12, 1896.




  • Russian Empire
    Friday May 12, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Strike begins

    Russian Empire
    Friday May 12, 1905

    12 May: The strike begins. Strike leaders meet in the local woods.




  • Brazil
    Sunday May 12, 1918

    Mother's Day

    The First Mother's Day in Brazil

    Brazil
    Sunday May 12, 1918

    The first Mother's Day in Brazil was promoted by Associação Cristã de Moços de Porto Alegre (Young Men's Christian Association of Porto Alegre) on 12 May 1918.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 12, 1933

    Great Depression

    Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted

    U.S.
    Friday May 12, 1933

    The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted, designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses.




  • Chahar, China
    Tuesday May 12, 1936

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Forming The Mongol Military Government

    Chahar, China
    Tuesday May 12, 1936

    There in the empty space of Chahar the Mongol Military Government was formed on May 12, 1936. Japan provided all the necessary military and economic aid.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday May 12, 1941

    Martin Bormann

    Bormann became The Head of The Parteikanzlei (Party Chancellery)

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday May 12, 1941

    Hitler considered Hess' departure a personal betrayal, and ordered Hess to be shot should he return to Germany and abolished the post of Deputy Führer on 12 May 1941, assigning Hess' former duties to Bormann, with the title of Head of the Parteikanzlei (Party Chancellery). In this position he was responsible for all NSDAP appointments, and was answerable only to Hitler. Associates began to refer to him as the "Brown Eminence", although never to his face.


  • Izium and Barvinkove, Kharkov Oblast, U.S.S.R.
    Tuesday May 12, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Fredericus

    Izium and Barvinkove, Kharkov Oblast, U.S.S.R.
    Tuesday May 12, 1942

    The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus was a successful Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov. Operation Fredericus took place from 12 to 28 May 1942. The battle was an overwhelming German victory.


  • Serbia
    Tuesday May 12, 1992

    Bosnian War

    The Army of Republika Srpska

    Serbia
    Tuesday May 12, 1992

    The Army of Republika Srpska (Vojska Republike Srpske, VRS) was established on 12 May 1992. It was loyal to Republika Srpska, a Serb breakaway state that sought unification with FR Yugoslavia.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 12, 1994

    Bosnian War

    the US Senate adopted S. 2042

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 12, 1994

    On 12 May, the US Senate adopted S. 2042, introduced by Sen. Bob Dole, to unilaterally lift the arms embargo against the Bosnians, but it was repudiated by President Clinton.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 12, 1997

    First Chechen War

    On peace and the principles of Russian-Chechen relations

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Six months after the Khasav-Yurt Accord, on 12 May 1997, Chechen-elected president Aslan Maskhadov traveled to Moscow where he and Yeltsin signed a formal treaty "on peace and the principles of Russian-Chechen relations" that Maskhadov predicted would demolish "any basis to create ill-feelings between Moscow and Grozny".


  • U.S.
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Amazon

    Barnes & Noble sued Amazon

    U.S.
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Barnes & Noble sued Amazon on May 12, 1997, alleging that Amazon's claim to be "the world's largest bookstore" was false because it "...isn't a bookstore at all. It's a book broker." The suit was later settled out of court and Amazon continued to make the same claim.


  • Vitnam
    Monday May 12, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Tremors in Vietnam

    Vitnam
    Monday May 12, 2008

    Tremors were felt approximately five minutes after the earthquake in northern parts of Vietnam. The intensity was MM III in Hanoi.


  • Tuva, Russia
    Monday May 12, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Russia

    Tuva, Russia
    Monday May 12, 2008

    Tremors were felt in Tuva, no casualties reported.


  • China
    Monday May 12, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Start of rescue operations

    China
    Monday May 12, 2008

    Persistent heavy rain and landslides in Wenchuan County and the nearby area badly affected rescue efforts. At the start of rescue operations on May 12, 20 helicopters were deployed for the delivery of food, water, and emergency aid, and also the evacuation of the injured and reconnaissance of quake-stricken areas.


  • China
    Tuesday May 12, 2009

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    First anniversary

    China
    Tuesday May 12, 2009

    On May 12, 2009, China marked the first anniversary of the quake with a moment of silence as people across the nation remembered the dead. The government also opened access to the sealed ruins of the Beichuan county seat for three days, after which it will be frozen in time as a state earthquake relic museum, to remind people of the terrible disaster. There were also several concerts across the country to raise money for the survivors of the quake.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Turkey and Russia signed 17 agreements to enhance cooperation

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    On 12 May 2010, Turkey and Russia signed 17 agreements to enhance cooperation in energy and other fields, including pacts to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant and further plans for an oil pipeline from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The leaders of both countries also signed an agreement on visa-free travel, enabling tourists to get into the country for free and stay there for up to 30 days.


  • England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    Theresa May

    Appointed Home Secretary

    England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    On 12 May 2010, when May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality by Prime Minister David Cameron as part of his first Cabinet, she became the fourth woman to hold one of the British Great Offices of State, after Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister), Margaret Beckett (Foreign Secretary) and Jacqui Smith (Home Secretary).


  • Vatican City
    Tuesday May 12, 2015

    Pope Francis

    First Canonizations

    Vatican City
    Tuesday May 12, 2015

    On 12 May, Francis carried out his first canonizations of candidates approved for sainthood during the reign of Benedict XVI: the first Colombian saint, Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena, the second female Mexican saint, Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, both of the 20th century, and the 813 15th-century Martyrs of Otranto.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    Apple Inc.

    Investing in DiDi

    Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    On May 12, 2016, Apple Inc., invested $1 billion in DiDi, a Chinese transportation network company.


  • Liverpool, England
    Saturday May 12, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    PL Golden boots

    Liverpool, England
    Saturday May 12, 2018

    Mohamed Salah secured his first golden boot with 32 Goals, and secured the second on 25 May 2019 with 22 Goals sharing the golden boot with Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang.


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