What Happened on August 12, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


1stHistoric Invention

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
  • Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)