On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1878

Historical Events

  • Harvard player Frederick Thayer patents baseball catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence "Pants" Rowland, American baseball manager (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox 1915-18) and MLB umpire (American League 1923-27), born in Platteville, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
1878 Highlights

About February 12, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius