On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1900

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer

Famous Deaths

  • James Edward Keeler, American astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94), dies at 64
1900 Highlights

About August 12, 1900

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo