On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1912

Historical Events

  • District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government

Famous Birthdays

  • Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, born in Constantinople, Turkey (now Istanbul) (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59
1912 Highlights

About August 24, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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