On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1916

Historical Events

  • Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Beverly Cleary, American writer (Ramona and her Mother), born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, born in Hertford (d. 1999)
1916 Highlights

About April 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries