What Happened on June 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
  • Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)