The ephemerides of the day: what happened on May 12 |  Events in Argentina and around the world

The ephemerides of the day: what happened on May 12 | Events in Argentina and around the world

In May 12 ephemeris These events that happened on a day like today in Argentina and around the world stand out:

1820. In the Italian city of Florence born Florence Nightingale. The British nurse is considered the forerunner of modern nursing. He was in the Crimean War and on his return to London he established a nursing school which was a model for the professionalization of nurses. His work inspired the creation of the Red Cross. He died in 1910 and the date of her birth is remembered as International Nurses Day.

1907. Catherine Hepburn, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, was born in Connecticut. He grew up in a progressive family and had a career spanning over sixty years. No other actor or actress has managed to win four Oscars like her, including two consecutive ones. received the statuette for morning glory, Guess who’s coming to dinner, The lion in winter Yes in the golden lagoon. He starred in an intense romance with Spencer Tracy. His filmography includes, among other titles, Adam’s rib, the african queen, Suddenly last summer Yes long journey into the night. He died in 2003, at the age of 96.

1928. Burt Bacharach, one of America’s most successful popular music composers, was born in Kansas City. Some of his songs have been covered by the Beatles and the Carpenters. He won the Oscar three times: for the soundtrack and the song of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidand for the song arthur.

1937. The comedian was born George Carlin, one of the most acidic on the North American stand up scene. He became known for his caustic humour, laden with strong criticism of institutions. A symbol of the counter-culture, he died of heart problems in 2008.

1947. culminates the fourth national census. 33 years had passed since the previous one, in 1914. From April 19 to 21, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego were surveyed, in addition to Antarctica and an estimate of the Falklands. The rest of the country survey was conducted from May 10-12. In the Argentina of the first Peronist government there were 15,803,827 inhabitants and 3,487,182 houses.

1949. The first great crisis of the Cold War ends: the berlin blockade. In June 1948, the Soviet Union imposed a land blockade on areas controlled by the United States, France and Britain. Moscow bases its decision on the imminent entry into force of the German mark, the new currency which replaces the imperial mark. British and Americans organize an airlift to supply the western part of the city. Stalin cannot prevent the supply of West Berlin. The situation lasted for nearly eleven months, with planes dropping crates of food, and it was Stalin himself who lifted the blockade, given the success of an airlift that Soviet propaganda could not counter. A little later, the division into two countries is consummated: federal Germany and democratic Germany.

1986. to die Alicia Moreau de Justo at 100 years old. He was born on October 11, 1885 in London. He arrived in Argentina when he was four years old. He received medical treatment and she began to be an activist in feminism and the Socialist Party, whose founder and leader, Juan B. Justo, she married in 1922. They had three children and she was widowed in 1928. She campaigned for women’s suffrage and confronted Peronism. He remained in the Argentine Socialist Party with Alfredo Palacios after the internal schism, while Américo Ghioldi led the Democratic Socialist Party. She was one of the founders of the APDH, and the UBA chose her “Doctor of the Century”.

Year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-five. At 76, a glory of Argentine football dies: Adolfo Pedernera. He was part of the famous River striker known as La Maquina. After the football strike of 1948, he emigrated to the Millonarios de Colombia. He came back to retire with the Hurricane jersey. He managed several teams, including the Colombian team which played in the World Cup in Chile in 1962. He also coached the Argentine team which failed to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. is considered one of the most complete footballers in history.

Moreover, it is the International fibromyalgia day.


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