On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1922

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dedication of Frederick Douglass' home in Washington, D.C. as national shrine

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), born in Paisley (d. 1987)
  • Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

Famous Deaths


Person of interestArthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith

1922 Highlights

About August 12, 1922

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo