On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1922

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
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

  • Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies