Add Your Piece of History… 12th May

12 May
  • On this day in 1937.  May 12th 1937 is the date King George VI, the father of Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, was crowned.  Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 25.
  • On this day in 1971.  Mick Jagger, known best as The Rolling Stones singer, marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.  The ceremony was held in the local town hall in the French Mediterranean town of St Tropez.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth greet Canad...

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth greet Canadians from the back of the Royal Train, in Hope, British Columbia, 1939 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 12th May”

  1. swabby429 May 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    The world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, Konrad Zuse’s, “Z3” debuts in Berlin, on this date in 1941. Thanks to the Nazi regime’s shortsightedness, the machine was not repaired after an allied bombing raid damaged it. The regime did not think the Z3 could be important to the war effort.

    • 09history May 13, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for adding a piece of history!

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