On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1885

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Albrecht, composer
  • Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • Marion Lorne, American actress (The Graduata, Mister Peepers), born in West Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Curtius, German classical linguist, dies at 65
  • Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (Ramona), dies at 54