What Happened on November 12, 1908

Historical Events

Historic Event

Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia

Famous Birthdays

Amon GöthAmon Göth (1908-1946)

Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, born in Vienna, Austria

  • Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema, Gruppe 47), born in Neu Sallenthin, Usedom (d. 1993)
  • Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and jurist (100th Supreme Court justice 1970-94), born in Nashville, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Shamus Culhane, American animator (Fleischer Studios, Disney Studios), born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), dies at 60
1908 Highlights

About November 12, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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