On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist

Famous Deaths


Person of interestIsaac Pitman

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

English Teacher and Inventor Isaac Pitman
English Teacher and Inventor
Isaac Pitman

1897 Highlights

About January 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn