On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1916

Historical Events

  • James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellis Kohs, American composer (Lohiau and Hiiaka), educator, and musicologist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), dies at 47
1916 Highlights

About May 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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