On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1912

Historical Events


Volcanic EruptionEruption of Novarupta

The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century

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Ash drifts around Katmai village barabaras (sod houses) after the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta
Ash drifts around Katmai village barabaras (sod houses) after the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta
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Famous Birthdays

  • MarĂ­a Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), born in Barahona, Dominican Republic (d. 1951)
1912 Highlights

About June 6, 1912

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini