On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1912

Historical Events

  • 1st "Keystone Kops" film, entitled "Hoffmeyer's Legacy"
  • Aswan Low Dam in Nile begins operation

AssassinationAssassination Attempt on Lord Charles Hardinge

Indian revolutionary underground in Bengal and Punjab, headed by Rash Behari Bose attempts to assassinate the Viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge by throwing a homemade bomb into the Viceroys's Howdah (elephant carriage) during a ceremonial procession through the streets of Delhi. Although wounded, the Viceroy survives. Investigations lead to the Delhi conspiracy trial.

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An assassination attempt on Lord Charles Hardinge (1858-1944) Viceroy of India, illustration from 'Le Petit Journal'
An assassination attempt on Lord Charles Hardinge (1858-1944) Viceroy of India, illustration from 'Le Petit Journal'
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Famous Deaths

  • Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist, dies at 62
1912 Highlights

About December 23, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn