On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)

Famous Weddings

Virginia Woolf

British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf [nee Stephen] (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

1912 Highlights

About August 10, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo