On This Day

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

  • 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)