On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1915

Edith Cavell – England’s Heroine Nurse

Historical Events


Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

Model T

Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit

Historic Event

Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citizens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

Famous Deaths

  • Edith Louisa Cavell, British nurse, executed by German firing squad in Belgium during World War I at 49
1915 Highlights

About October 12, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra