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 Newberry Medal winning writer of children's and young adult fiction (Ramona series, 1955-99), born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 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? 105 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries