On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1908

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)
1908 Highlights

About April 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries