On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Harroun, American auto racer (inaugural Indianapolis 500 1911; Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000), born in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
1879 Highlights

About January 12, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 143 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn