What Happened on January 12, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
  • Football rules committee legalizes forward pass

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)