On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday

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 Kaposv├ír, 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

  • Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
  • Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69