On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1898

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) 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)
1898 Highlights

About April 12, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries