On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1913

Historical Events

  • Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools

Famous Birthdays

  • Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1997)
  • Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Hal Dickinson, American singer (Modernaires), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1970)
  • Stanley Bate, English composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMenelik II

Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) and Negus/King of Shewa (1866–89), dies at 69

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II

1913 Highlights

About December 12, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius