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, 1,500 casualties)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Tansman, composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden