On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1908

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAmon Göth

Amon Göth, Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1946)

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
  • Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)
  • Shamus Culhane, animator

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? 112 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio