On This Day 12 August

Important Days

World Elephant Day (International)

Important Events

1676 – Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip’s War.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1918 – Guy Gibson, Anglo-Indian commander and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)

1919 – Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (d. 1971)

1948 – Siddaramaiah, Indian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka

1972 – Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer

1987 – Vanessa Watts, West Indian cricketer

1994 – Sara Ali Khan, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

2016 – Juan Pedro de Miguel, Spanish handball player (b. 1958)


2017 – Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1942)

2019 – DJ Arafat, Ivoirian DJ and singer (b. 1986)