On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of Joseph Patterson and Sidney Smith's strip "The Gumps"

Famous Birthdays

  • Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
  • Thomas Scherman, American conductor (Little Orchestra Society, 1947-75), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
1917 Highlights

About February 12, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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