What Happened on April 12, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • US Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay to Navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Grantley H Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), born in St. Michael, British Windward Islands
  • Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Elz√©ar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)