Wikipedia: History of the day/May 12

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May 17, 2022

May 12: International Nurses Day 1873 - The coronation of King Oscar II (pictured) of Sweden takes place. 1925 - The Japanese Empire enforces the Public Security Law with the purpose of hindering Korea's independence movement. 1949 - The Soviet Union lifts the Berlin blockade. 1956 - KORCAD-TV starts broadcasting for the first time in Korea. 2008 - A great earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale occurs in an area about 90 km northwest of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.