On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1908

Historical Events

  • Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
1908 Highlights

About June 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini