On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect
  • Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleveland Indians, 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)

Famous Deaths

  • William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83