On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Kazan the wolfdog), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1927)
  • Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), dies at 26
  • William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83