On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1906

Historical Events

  • 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
  • Football rules committee legalizes forward pass

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Famous Birthdays

  • Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind), born in Murvaul, Texas (d. 1974)
1906 Highlights

About January 12, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn