On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1897

Historical Events

  • Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
  • Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, founded
  • Rudolph Dirks' 1st "The Katzenjammer Kids" cartoon strip appears in NY Journal

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonora Summers [Lillian Hill], American vaudeville and silent film actress [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ; Hoboken To Hollywood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
1897 Highlights

About December 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius