Star Map for Thursday December 12, 1946

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On 12 December 1946

A fire at an ice plant in Hudson Heights, Manhattan spreads to an adjacent tenement, killing 37 people..

United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam to United Nations is adopted..

Birthdate of Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver.

25th anniversary

Death of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868).

10th anniversary

Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang..

Birthdate of Iolanda Bala, Romanian high jumper and educator (d. 2016); and Denise Coffey, English actress and director.

5th anniversary

World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed..

World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan..

Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.

Death of César Basa, Filipino lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915).

4th anniversary

World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad..

Birthdate of Morris Sadek, Egyptian-American lawyer and activist; and Brough Scott, English jockey and journalist.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French author and translator; Dickey Betts, American singer-songwriter and guitarist; Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (d. 2015); and Grover Washington, Jr., American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 1999).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Jean Doré, Canadian lawyer and politician, 39th Mayor of Montreal (d. 2015); Cara Duff-MacCormick, Canadian actress; Zoe Laskari, Greek actress; and Rob Tyner, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 1991).

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaican politician, 7th Prime Minister of Jamaica; and Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 1997).

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The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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