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

  • William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83
1912 Highlights

About August 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo