On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1921

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

  • Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO of Fiat, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • Ralph Shapey, American composer (Fantasy, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, dies at 69
1921 Highlights

About March 12, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces