What Happened on August 20, 1912

Historical Events

  • Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

Sports History

Washington Senators future Baseball HOF pitcher Walter Johnson wins AL-record 15th straight, beating Cleveland Naps, 4-2; in nightcap Carl Cushion no-hits Naps, 2-0 in 6 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher and founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2004)
Born in 1912

Famous Deaths

William BoothWilliam Booth (1829-1912)

English preacher and founder of the Salvation Army, dies at 83 [1]

About August 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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