On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1897

Historical Events

  • Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties).

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)

Person of interestAnthony Eden

Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

1897 Highlights

About June 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini