What Happened on March 12, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Conference meetingConference of Interest

Cairo Conference begins, British meeting to determine Middle Eastern policies, Gertrude Bell and T. E. Lawrence attend

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • Ralph Shapey, composer (Fantasy, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO (Fiat Automakers), dies at 81
  • Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, dies at 69