Events, birthdays and days of death on Thursday, May 12, 2022

Berlin.The current calendar page for Thursday, May 12, 2022: What happened today, who was born, who died? The events at a glance.

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Calendar sheet: Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • 19th calendar week, 132nd day of the year, 233 days until the end of the year
  • Star sign Taurus
  • Name Day: Bogdan, Modoald, Pancratius

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History: What happened on May 12th?

A look back into history can sharpen the view of the present. What events took place on May 12?

2020 – Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and the Ferrari team announce their separation. In 2021, the German will switch to the British team Aston Martin.

2017 – The Court of Cassation in Rome confirms the sentence of the captain of the “Costa Concordia” to 16 years Haft.Er had steered the luxury liner with more than 4000 passengers too close to an island off the Tuscan Mediterranean coast in 2012. 32 people died in the disaster.

2012 – After the championship, Borussia Dortmund also wins the DFB Cup and thus creates the first double in the club’s 103-year history.

2007 – On behalf of the EU, Federal Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) refuses to approve the final document of a UN conference on sustainable development in New York. There was no agreement on “higher goals”.

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2002 – For the first time in its history, the FDP enters the federal election campaign with its own candidate for chancellor. Party leader Guido Westerwelle was nominated almost unanimously by the Federal Executive Committee of the Liberals.

1997 – Australian Susie Maroney becomes the first person to swim across the 145-kilometer-wide strait between Cuba and Florida in a special shark cage.

1982 – Almost exactly one year to the day after the Pope’s assassination on St. Peter’s Square, John Paul II escapes a bayonet attack by a Spanish traditionalist priest in the importuguese place of pilgrimage Fátima. Security officers overpowered the perpetrator.

1937 – George VI is crowned King of Great Britain in Westminster Abbey in London. He succeeds his brother Edward VIII, who abdicated in December 1936.

1797 – Under pressure from Napoleon, the Great Council of Venice decides to dissolve itself and thus the end of the republic. The last Doge abdicates, his predecessors had ruled Venice as elected heads of state for life since the eighth century.

Who was born on May 12?

Celebrity Birthdays on May 12th:

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1982 – Sebastian Hoeneß (40), German football coach (TSG Hoffenheim)

1977 – Mareile Höppner (45), German TV presenter (Boulevard magazine “Brisant”)

1947 – Rolf Zuckowski (75), German children’s songwriter (“Stups, the little Easter Bunny”, “Christmas Bakery”, co-author of the musical “Tabaluga”)

1942 – Friedhelm Hofmann (80), German Catholic theologian, Bishop of Würzburg 2004-2017

1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress, four-time Academy Award winner for her starring roles in Dawn of Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On The Golden Lake , died 2003

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Who died on May 12?

Prominent Todestage am 12. May:

1970 – Nelly Sachs, German-Swedish writer (“The Sorrows of Israel”, “In the Mansions of Death”), Nobel Prize in Literature 1966, born 1891

1957 – Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American director (“Gier”) and actor (“The Great Illusion”), born 1885

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