On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1888

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

Famous Birthdays

  • Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
1888 Highlights

About August 12, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo