On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Second highest ever wind speed of 372 km/h (231 mph) recorded on Mt Washington
  • The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Robertson, American politician (mayor of York, Pennsylvania 1994-2002), born in York, Pennsylvania, (d. 2017)
  • Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2017)