On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1908

Historical Events

  • Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female
  • NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel

Famous Birthdays

  • August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
1908 Highlights

About February 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius