On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1893

Historical Events

  • "Massacre of Hoornkrans": Curt von Fran├žois, colonial Governor of German South West Africa (now Nambia), leads attack by 225 Schutztruppe soldiers on Nama leader Hendrik Witbooi's headquarters at Hoornkrans; shelling of the village causes tremendous civilian casualties. Witbooi escapes and wages several months of guerrilla warfare against the German forces.
1893 Highlights

About April 12, 1893

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries