On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday

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)

Famous Deaths

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