What Happened on January 12, 1899

Historical Events

  • Lynmouth Lifeboat rescues 18 people from the stricken schooner Forest Hall off the coast of Devon

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • Pierre Bernac, French baritone, born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
Born in 1899

Famous Deaths

  • Hiram Walker, American entrepreneur and founder of the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery, dies at 82
1899 Highlights

About January 12, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn