12th May

The events happened on 12th May are :

1926 : First flight over the North Pole : Aboard the semirigid airship Norge, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, American scientist Lincoln Ellsworth, and Italian engineer Umberto Nobile made the first undisputed flight over the North Pole on this day in 1926.

1949 : The Soviet Union lifted its blockade of Berlin.

1937 : King George VI of the United Kingdom was crowned following the abdication of Edward VIII.

1925 : American baseball player, manager, and coach Yogi Berra was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1845 : French composer Gabriel Fauré was born in Pamiers, Ariège.

1820 : English nurse Florence Nightingale, who founded trained nursing as a profession for women, was born in Florence, Italy.

1780 : During the American Revolution, Major General Benjamin Lincoln of the Continental Army was forced to surrender with 7,000 troops at Charleston, South Carolina.

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