On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1863

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-GuĂ©rin), born in Nice, France (d. 1933)
  • Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1906)