On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Christiansen, German nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland, born in Wyk auf Föhr, Province of Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • Laura Hope Crews, American actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • Percy Fletcher, British composer, born in Derby (d. 1932)
1879 Highlights

About December 12, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius