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

Assassination Attempt on Lord Charles Hardinge

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


Famous Deaths

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

About December 23, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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