On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente, Netherlands
  • Battle at Thessalie: Turkish army beats Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
  • Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and lithographer, dies at 75