On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1917

Historical Events

  • French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
  • Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Firth Henderson, British diplomat and arabist, born in Bristol (d. 1995)
1917 Highlights

About December 12, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius