January 12, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Islands as a colony in Pacific
  • Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke receive the Pour le Merite, the German Empire's highest military award, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircrafts

Birthdays in History

  • A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa