On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1880

Historical Events

  • US National Croquet League organizes (Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Llewellyn Lewis, American union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60), born near Lewis, Iowa (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), dies at 82
1880 Highlights

About February 12, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius