What Happened on July 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 16th Amendment was passed by congress (power to tax incomes)

Famous Birthdays

  • "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), born in Surrey, England (d. 1995)