What Happened on August 12, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

Famous Birthdays

  • Marion Lorne, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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