On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1888

Historical Events

  • 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in north east US (400 die)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Hans Knappertsbusch, German conductor (Bavarian State Opera, 1922-36), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Bergh, Founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), dies at 76
1888 Highlights

About March 12, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces