On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (1966-70), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American General and Air Force pilot, born in Waynesboro, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Virginia Cherrill, American actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights, Delicious), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1996)