What Happened on January 12, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Lynmouth Lifeboat rescues 18 people from the stricken schooner Forest Hall off the coast of Devon

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
  • Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)