On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPercival Lowell

Percival Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) and founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, dies of a stroke at 61

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Percival Lowell