On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1912

Historical Events

  • Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWilliam Booth

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

Co-founder of the Salvation Army William Booth
Co-founder of the Salvation Army
William Booth
1912 Highlights

About August 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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