On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1909

Historical Events

  • Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Petrosino, NYPD lieutenant (b. 1860)
  • Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
1909 Highlights

About March 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces