On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1908

Historical Events

  • A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Clement Hurd, American illustrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jose Limon, Mexican-American dancer & choreographer (I, Odysseus), born in Culiac├ín, Mexico (d. 1972)
1908 Highlights

About January 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn