What Happened on January 12, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Valk, Dutch painter, cartoonist and graphic artist (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

Isaac Pitman (1813-1897)

English teacher and inventor of Pitman shorthand (Stenographic Soundhand), dies at 84

1897 Highlights

About January 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn