What Happened on April 12, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Grantley H Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), born in St. Michael, British Windward Islands
  • Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Elz√©ar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)