What Happened on July 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 3rd and 4th of 4 fatal Jersey Shore shark attacks occurs at Matawan Creek when epileptic Lester Stilwell (11) is dragged into a creek and Watson Fisher (24), believing Silwell had a seizure, is bitten while retreiving the body and subsequently bleeds to death
  • Joseph Dunn (14) is attacked by a shark, suffering non-fatal wounds in New Jersey, the final episode in a spate of shark attacks along the Jersey coast where 4 people died over 12 days

Famous Deaths

  • Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52