On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1892

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), born in Drohobych, Austrian Galicia (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexander Cartwright

Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at 72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • Cyrus West Field, American financier noted for success of 1st transatlantic cable, dies at 72
1892 Highlights

About July 12, 1892

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer